Pierre Bayard

Associate researcher for the programme: The politics of images

Pierre Bayard is Professor of French Literature at Paris 8 University and a psychoanalyst. He has published some 15 essays, including Qui a tué Roger Ackroyd ? [Who Killed Roger Ackroyd?] (Minuit, 1998), Comment parler des livres que l’on n’a pas lus ? [How To Talk About Books You Haven't Read] (Minuit, 2007) and Le Plagiat par anticipation [Anticipatory Plagiarism] (Minuit, 2009). His most recent publication: Le Titanic fera naufrage [The Titanic Will Be Shipwrecked] (Minuit, 2016). His books have been translated into 30 languages. His publications related to the programme include: Aurais-je été résistant ou bourreau ? [Was I a Resistor or Torturer?], Paris, Minuit, 2013; Cambodge, le génocide effacé [Cambodia, the Genocide Effaced], co-dir. with Soko Phay-Vakalis, Nantes, Cécile Defaut, 2013; Les Dénis de l’Histoire. Europe et Extrême-Orient au XXe siècle [The Denials of History. Europe and the Far East in the 20th Century], co-dir. with Alain Brossat, Paris, Editions Laurence Teper, 2008; Écrire l’extrême. La littérature et l’art face aux crimes de masse [Writing the Extreme. Literature and Art in the Face of Mass Crimes], dir., Europe, 2006, no. 926-927.