NEW Editors of Dix-Neuf

The Society of Dix-Neuviémistes is delighted to announce the appointment of Masha Belenky and Larry Duffy as Editors of Dix-Neuf to replace Helen Abbott and Cheryl Krueger who have now stepped down from their editorial roles. Masha and Larry will work alongside Andrew Watts as General Editors to take the journal forward to the next stage of its development.

Speaking about these appointments, SDN President Nigel Harkness commented: ‘We are absolutely delighted to be welcoming Masha and Larry to the editorial team leading Dix-Neuf. At the same time, we pay tribute to the work done by Helen and Cheryl in leading the journal, particularly during its transfer to Taylor and Francis. Masha and Larry bring extensive and complementary experience to the role of editor, and we are confident that with Andrew, they will form a dynamic team who will ensure the continued success and further develop the potential of Dix-Neuf as a leading journal in the field.’

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Masha Belenky is Associate Professor of French at the George Washington University. Her research and teaching focus on nineteenth-century French popular literature and culture, the novel, cultural studies, and urban studies. She is the author of The Anxiety of Dispossession: Jealousy in Nineteenth-Century French Culture (Bucknell UP), and co-editor, with Rachel Mesch, of a special number of Dix-Neuf titled State of the Union: Marriage in Nineteenth-Century France. Her articles have appeared in Nineteenth-Century French Studies, Dix-Neuf, Romance Studies, and Dalhousie French Studies. Most recently she has co-edited French Cultural Studies in the 21st Century (Delaware UP), a volume of essays that examine newest approaches to popular culture. Her current book project focuses on the relationship between early mass transit and popular culture and ways in which they shaped the concept of modernity in nineteenth-century France. She is delighted to be joining the editorial team of Dix-Neuf, a journal she had long admired.


Larry Duffy is Senior Lecturer in French at the University of Kent. His research interests lie in the interplay between literary, scientific, and medical discourses in nineteenth-century France. Recent and forthcoming publications include journal articles on medical and pharmaceutical themes in the works of Flaubert, Zola and Huysmans, and on Michel Houellebecq’s latter-day articulation of nineteenth-century preoccupations. His monograph Flaubert, Zola and the Incorporation of Disciplinary Knowledge was published by Palgrave in 2015.