Prof M H T Sheringham

Michael Sheringham
Marshal Foch Professor of French Literature
Address:  All Souls College, Oxford, OX1 4AL


Michael Sheringham has written extensively on André Breton and Surrealism, on modern and contemporary French poetry, and on Autobiography and related genres. He has written essays and articles on Beckett, Duras, Sartre, Genet, Barthes, Perec, Queneau, Bonnefoy, Jaccottet, Réda and many other writers. His publications include André Breton: a Bibliography (Grant and Cutler, 1971), Samuel Beckett: Molloy (Grant and Cutler, 1986), French Autobiography: Devices and Desires (Oxford University Press, 1993) and Parisian Fields (ed.), (Reaktion Books, 1996), (with J. Gratton) The Art of the Project (Berghahn, 2005), Everyday Life: Theories and Practices from Surrealism to the Present (Oxford University Press, 2006).


French Literature and Culture, especially 19th and 20th century.


Everyday Life: Theories and Practices from Surrealism to the Present (Oxford: OUP, 2006)

Editor, with Johnnie Gratton, The Art of the Project: Projects and Experiments in Modern French Culture (Oxford: Berghahn, 2005)

”Cultural Memory and the Everyday”, Journal of Romance Studies, 3 (2003), 45-58

”La Figure de l’archive dans le récit autobiographique contemporain”, Lendemains, 27 (2002), 25-41

‘André Breton et l’écriture du lieu’, in: Regards / Mises en scène dans le surréalisme et les avant-gardes (Leuven: Peeters, 2002), 133-48

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