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In the latest Fiction and Film for French Historians, Lisa Graham, Charles Rearick, and Sarah Hanley review respectively Diderot's La Religieuse and its movie adaptations, Edward Rutherfurd's Paris, the Novel, and Maurice Druon's The Accursed Kings. In addition it offers a sneak preview to Allan Greer's review of Joseph Boyden's The Orenda.

As the inaugural item in our new feature, "Notes, Queries, and Occasional Papers," Peter McPhee calls out the misuses of science in the analysis of a supposed "death mask" of Robespierre.

The latest New Books in French Studies features an interview with Colette Colligan about her book A Publisher's Paradise on the expatriate literary culture in early twentieth-century Paris.