Richard Chadbourne took his Ph.D. in French at Yale University and taught at Fordham University and the University of Colorado before coming to the University of Calgary, where he has served as Head of the Department of Romance Studies and is currently Professor of French. The author of two books on Ernest Renan, a forthcoming book on Sainte-Beuve, and numerous papers on other nineteenth-century French writers, he has recently added French- Canadian literature to his research interests, choosing for the moment to focus on Gabrielle Roy.
Hallvard Dahlie has his Ph.D. from the University of Washington. He is Professor and Head of the Department of English at the University of Calgary. He is the author of Brian Moore (1969), and of articles on Moore, Lowry, Fitzgerald, Callaghan, Munro and Grove, and is currently researching a book on realism in Canadian fiction.