Christine Raguet is a professor and director of the Center for Research in Translation Studies (TRACT) at the University of Paris II Sorbonne Nouvelle. She is also the director of the journal on translation studies, Palimpsestes. She has published more than two-dozen articles in French and English on Nabokov, Henry James and other American and British authors. She was the editor of the special issue of Europe (no. 791, 1995), dedicated entirely to Nabokov and she is the author of Lolita, A Kingdom Beyond the Seas (Talence, Presses Universitaires de Bordeaux, 1996). She has translated two tomes of Nabokov's correspondences as well as his novel Laughter in the Dark into French. She has also contributed original essays such as "The Translation Theme in Bend Sinister"and "Various Versions of Kamera Obskura/Camera Obscura/Laughter in the Dark"to Zembla. She recently participated in the "International Colloquium on the Short Story and the Novel in Iran and in the World" that was organized at the Faculty of Foreign Languages at the University of Tehran.