Daisy Sainsbury

DPhil Student: French Literature
Year of study: 4th Year
Supervisor: Prof. Ian Maclachlan


I am currently writing a thesis on linguistic experimentation in contemporary French poetry, looking at writers such as Dominique Fourcade, Olivier Cadiot and Christophe Tarkos, among others. I explore this subject through the lens of Deleuze and Guattari’s notions of ‘déterritorialisation’ and ‘littérature mineure’, alongside Bakhtin’s conceptions of monoglossia and heteroglossia, and his subsequent distinction between poetic and novelistic discourses.


19th, 20th and 21st century literature (particularly poetry); French to English translation

Prelims: Paper II (Translation); Paper III (Short texts); Paper IV (French narrative fiction); Paper XII (French literary theory); Paper XIII (French thought)

FHS: Paper II (Translation); Paper VIII (19th and 20th century literature); Paper XI (Baudelaire, Mallarmé, Barthes); Paper XII (French poetry from Surrealism to the present)

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