is assistant editor of the journal Esprit. She has researched the relationship between fiction and politics in interwar America and is translator of the novels of Grace Lumpkin.
There can be no doubt that cultural journals need to take gender into account in the context of their daily activities. But, writes editor-in-chief Marc-Olivier Padis, associated procedures should also be adapted to the journal's size and mode of functioning. [more]
Questions of reproduction and productivity have never been so present as in the age of reproductive technologies and austerity; the pressures on family life and working life never more severe. Amidst growing complexity, Alice Béja sketches out a route to a gender-just society. [more]
Women, work and family
The debate in the United States over the place of women in the professional world has intensified, reopening the "mommy wars" of the 1980s that pitted housewives against working women. Time to question the focus on work and career, and reappraise the value of family life? [more]
Returning to the art of the Great Depression
When Roosevelt insisted that photographers and writers document the Great Depression, they produced iconic work that allowed America to doubt its myths but also to get back on track. So where are today's Dorothea Langes and John Steinbecks? [more]