University professor
Professor of french literature
Avant-gardes, surrealism, poetics of genres, aphorism, twentieth century poetry, literary correspondence, literary value
, updated on
12 July 2021
Marie-Paule Berranger
Théorie et histoire des arts et des littératures de la modernité (Thalim)
Laboratoire Thalim, Université Sorbonne-nouvelle, 17 rue Santeuil, 75005 Paris.
Bureau porte 424

Digital humanities are useful for my documentary research. Databases, archive sites, digital libraries are precious reserves that are constantly being enriched and allow me to make multiple cross-references (Gallica, Bibliothèque Littéraire Jacques Doucet, digital exhibitions of IMEC documents, digitized archives on the sites of authors or learned societies, archives of American universities and libraries such as Dada/Surrealism of Iowa University, post-2000 manuscript sales catalogs).

Link to the Archives Desnos.

Field of research

I have created an autonomous site for the scientific valorization of the already digitized Robert Desnos archives, available online on the site of the Jacques Doucet Literary Library, with a scientific committee and a team of collaborators (see project sheet), as well as a notebook on hypothè

The digital humanities constitute a support for dialogue, debates and international collaborations for the scientific valorisation of the archives, digitized or not, the participation in the collective enrichment of knowledge and its circulation, the diffusion of scientific information - study days, colloquiums, seminars (on Blaise Cendrars, Robert Desnos, Frédéric Jacques Temple, Surrealism)


Planned publication on of the study day "Robert Desnos/Almé". 

Biography, author and critical bibliography (work in progress), first notes and transcriptions on the drafts and successive manuscripts of Chantefables and Chantefleurs, on a scenario by Robert Desnos.


Seminars, conferences

Study day with collective workshop on November 21, 2017 "Desnos/ALMé: What are we asking of digitized texts?"

Preparatory meetings since 2016 of two committees -according to the agenda both jointly or separately:

  • Restricted team on Desnos: Marie-Claire Dumas, Emilie Frémond, Carole Aurouet, Damiano de Pieri, Marie-Paule Berranger
  • Committee for reflection and technical implementation: Richard Walter, Amal Guha, Michel Bernard, Camille Bloomfield, Xavier Sense, with the presence of the curators and director of the Jacques Doucet Library: Sophie Lesiewicz and Isabelle Diu.

A seminar for the editors with presentation and discussion of the notes and transcriptions will follow the preparatory meetings starting in 2022.

Study days and colloquia planned:

  • Robert Desnos en correspondances, February 2022.
  • Le Surréalisme en rêves. Centenary of hypnotic sleep, October 6-7, 2022.