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Dr Margaret Rigaud-Drayton

Dr Rigaud-Drayton's research interests lie in in nineteenth- and twentieth-century French poetry and painting, particularly the encounter of Word and Image in nineteenth- and twentieth-century verbal and visual arts, theories on signification and the 'poetic', psychoanalytic and pre-Freudian theories of identity and creativity, French literary and artistic ideas on the resistance of the colonial other to fixed interpretations.

Dr Rigaud-Drayton is the author of articles on Henri Michaux and of a recent monograph, Henri Michaux: Poetry, Painting, and the Universal Sign (OUP, 2005).