The Made and the Found
Essays, Prose and Poetry in Honour of Michael Sheringham

Edited by Patrick McGuinness and Emily McLaughlin

Legenda (General Series)

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25 May 2017  •  204pp

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The relationship between the made and the found is one of the most fertile tensions in modern French literature. This collection of critical and creative writing explores how the interplay between the given and the imagined, the real and the virtual, the world as we find it and the world as we make it, functions as a generative matrix for literary experimentation. Each contributor considers the question of attention and explores how attending to something — a text, a place, a moment, a detail — has the capacity to transform both perceiver and perceived.

Drawing together analyses of diverse literary practices – the everyday, new autobiographical forms, contemporary poetics, textual and visual experiments, anthropology, urbanism, flânerie and archival work — this volume invites us to make new connections between many well-established themes. Critical thinking by renowned scholars appears alongside poetry and prose by leading writers from France and Britain, forging new relationships between scholarly and creative practices and challenging us to cross the border between the two.

This volume is in memory of Professor Michael Sheringham, whose ground-breaking works on autobiography, the everyday, and the archive redefined the field of French Studies. A remarkably perceptive cultural and literary critic, he published and spoke all over the world, and was particularly renowned for his friendships and collaborations with a wide range of critics and writers.

Reviews:

  • ‘Micky’s words return here in all their felicity. His appetite, brilliance, and distinct sensibility are intensely present. The editors speak of Micky ‘drawn by what was accidental, unsystematic, eccentric’ (p. ix). They see him glorying in ‘the overspill of things’. They speak of Micky as their ‘friend and colleague’ and this book is a beautiful act of camaraderie.’ — Emma Wilson, French Studies 72.3, July 2018, 485-86 (full text online)
  • ‘This starry roster of writers, working in English and French, often operate along lines of creative interplay between chance and choice, the map and serendipity, walking and writing, celebrating the transition from noticing to noting and from there maybe even into actually making poetry.’ — unsigned notice, Forum for Modern Language Studies 54.3, July 2018, 375
  • ‘The Made and the Found is a rich volume that will be of interest to friends of the late Michael Sheringham as well as to all those wanting to study the relation between French culture, language and the everyday.’ — Verena Andermatt Conley, H-France 18.214, November 2018

Contents:

i-vi
The Made and the Found: The Made and the Found
Patrick McGuinness, Emily McLaughlin
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vii-viii
Table of Contents
Patrick McGuinness, Emily McLaughlin
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ix-x
Preface
P. M., E. M. L.
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1-1
1 São Dmingos, Après L’incendie
Yves Bonnefoy
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2-14
2 Cairo Creole
Marina Warner
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15-18
3 Sujets de modes d’être
Marielle Macé
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19-32
4 Little Cuts in Time: Photography and the Everyday
Suzanne Guerlac
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33-37
5 Micky’s Thing
Gilles Ortlieb
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133-34
6 Diabolical Wit in Nineteenth-Century French Literature: Its History and its Successors
Alison Finch
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49-51
7 L’Urbaniste
Jacques Réda
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52-62
8 Poorly Defined Goals
Ann Smock
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63-63
9 Mieux que nous
Jacques Roubaud
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64-79
10 Crossing through Dakar at High Noon: Legend, Destiny and the Everyday
James Williams
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80-91
11 Des livres mouillés par la mer: Pensées simples III
Gérard Macé
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92-93
12 ‘Frieze’ and ‘The Changes’
Chris Andrews
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94-94
13 Mon selfie avec Michael S
Anne Portugal
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95-108
14 Scots, Translation and Biolinguistic Diversity
Clive Scott
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109-110
15 Le Quotidien sans Michael
François Bon
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111-121
16 Bonnefoy, Barthes, Valéry: la poétique au Collège de France
Dominique Combe
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122-131
17 Paul de Roux between Made and Found
Patrick McGuinness
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132-142
18 Traversée de La Nuit de Londres
Dominique Rabaté
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143-144
19 Pereciana
Anthony Rudolf
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145-156
20 Proust’s Bifurs
Michael Lucey
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157-165
21 Bref des nouvelles d’aujourd’hui
Pierre Alferi
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166-174
22 Le ‘Hasard heureux’ du contemporain: réf lexions sur l’étude de la littérature au présent
Laurent Demanze
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175-175
23 Prose between Stations
Patrick McGuinness
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176-182
24 Poet’s Poetry
Michel Murat
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183-184
25 Venise ou le Léviathan de nos jours ou humanisme & tourisme
Michel Deguy
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185-185
26 Oxford
Stephen Romer
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186-190
27 On Turning-Points: A Sermon Preached in the Chapel of All Souls College on Sunday, 2 November 2008
Michael Sheringham
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191-194
INDEX
Patrick McGuinness, Emily McLaughlin
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Bibliography entry:

McGuinness, Patrick, and Emily McLaughlin (eds), The Made and the Found: Essays, Prose and Poetry in Honour of Michael Sheringham (Cambridge: Legenda, 2017)

First footnote reference: 35 The Made and the Found: Essays, Prose and Poetry in Honour of Michael Sheringham, ed. by Patrick McGuinness and Emily McLaughlin (Cambridge: Legenda, 2017), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 McGuinness and McLaughlin, p. 47.

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McGuinness, Patrick, and Emily McLaughlin (eds). 2017. The Made and the Found: Essays, Prose and Poetry in Honour of Michael Sheringham (Cambridge: Legenda)

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