Professor Michael Sheringham
BA, MA, PhD, FBA, Officier, Ordre des Palmes Académiques
Emeritus Fellow since 2015
I have written extensively on André Breton and Surrealism, on modern and contemporary French poetry, and on Autobiography and related genres.'
- 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 1971)
- French literature and thought
- André Breton and Surrealism
- Modern and contemporary poetry
- Autobiography and related genres
- Everyday life
- Archival memory
- Everyday Life: Theories and Practices from Surrealism to the Present (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006; paperback 2009).
- 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
- Publications (PDF)
Other professional memberships and roles
- Collège de France (March 2007), ENS-Ulm (April 2007)
- Pajus Distinguished Visitor in French Studies, UC Berkeley (Sept.–Dec. 2006)
- Vice-President/President of the Society for French Studies (from 2001 to 2004)
- Visiting Professor: Paris IV (2002), Bordeaux III (2001), Université Paris VII (1994–5)
Research awards and grants
- Leverhulme Research Award (2009)
Teaching and Supervision
- Modern French literature and thought