Essays in French Studies in Memory of Malcolm Bowie
Edited By Naomi D. Segal and Gill Rye
Acknowledgements This volume is drawn from the conference ‘When familiar meanings dis- solve…’, held in memory of Malcolm Bowie at the Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies (IGRS), University of London, on 16 and 17 May 2008, with a plenary lecture by Marina Warner at the Institut Français. We should like to thank Alison Finch, our co-organizer, and all those involved in the conference organization at the IGRS, particularly Flo Austin and Angela Fattibene, and at the Institut Français, especially Edwige Girardin. We are most grateful for the patience with which the contributors to this collection have responded to our editorial questions. We acknowledge with thanks permission from University of Michigan Press to republish part of the material in Marina Warner’s essay and from Éric Laurent to include the modified diagram in Philip Dravers’s essay. Thanks also go to the Bibliothèque Littéraire Jacques Doucet, Paris, and to the Design and Artists Copyright Society, London, for permission to include the images in Marina Warner’s and Johanna Malt’s essays respectively. We should also like to thank Alison Finch and Christ’s College, Cambridge, for their support, without which this book would not have come to fruition. Above all, this volume conveys our appreciation of Malcolm Bowie, who contributed so much to French Studies, and to the IGRS. The man and his work continue to have an ef fect on all our lives. — Naomi Segal and Gill Rye Every ef fort has been made to trace copyright holders and to...
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