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Professor Michael Sheringham

BA, MA, PhD, FBA, Commandeur, Ordre des Palmes Académiques
2 June 1948 - 21 January 2016
Professor Michael Sheringham
  • Background

    • Emeritus Fellow, All Souls College (from 2015 to 2016)
    • Marshal Foch Professor of French Literature and University Academic Fellow, All Souls College (from 2004 to 2015)
    • Professor of French, Royal Holloway, University of London (from 1995 to 2004)
    • Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and latterly Professor of French Literature, University of Kent at Canterbury (from 1974 to 1995)
    • Lecturer in French, NUI (from 1973 to 1974)
    • Undergraduate and Postgraduate, University of Kent at Canterbury (from 1966 to 1973)
  • Research interests

    • French literature and thought
    • André Breton and Surrealism
    • Modern and contemporary poetry
    • Autobiography and related genres
    • Everyday life
    • Archival memory
  • Selected publications

    • Everyday Life: Theories and Practices from Surrealism to the Present (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006; paperback, 2009; French translation, 2013).
    • French Autobiography: Devices and Desires. Rousseau to Perec (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1993).
    • Beckett: Molloy (London: Grant and Cutler, 1985).
    • André Breton: A Bibliography (London: Grant and Cutler, 1972).
    • Link to publications
  • Other professional memberships and roles

    • Visiting Professor, Collège de France and ENS-Ulm (March-April 2007)
    • Pajus Distinguished Visitor in French Studies, UC Berkeley (August-December 2006)
    • Visiting Lecturer, Institute of French Cultural Studies, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire (2005)
    • Chair, Committee of the Maison Française d’Oxford (from 2006 to 2015)
    • President, Society for French Studies (from 2002 to 2004)
    • Visiting Professor, Université Paris IV-Sorbonne (January-June 2002)
    • Visiting Professor, Université Paris VII-Diderot (Oct 1994-February 1995)
    • Member of French Sub-Panel for RAE 2001 and RAE 2008
    • Editorial Board of French Studies (1999-2009), Contemporary French and Francophone Studies (since 2002), Oxford University Monographs in French Studies (2007-2015), Legenda Monograph Series, Roman 20-50 (since 2012), Modernités (Bordeaux) (since 2012), Revue de fiction littéraire contemporaine (since 2010), and currently seven other journals or book series.
    • Regular Reviewer, Times Literary Supplement since 1986