Michael Lucey

French and Comparative Literature

img_lucey_22Michael Lucey teaches in the Departments of French and Comparative Literature, and is the author of Gide’s Bent: Sexuality, Politics, Writing (1995), The Misfit of the Family: Balzac and the Social Forms of Sexuality (2003), and Never Say I: Sexuality and the First Person in Colette, Gide, and Proust (2006). He has recently completed a sequel to Never Say I, which will be titled Someone: The Pragmatics of Misfit Sexuality from Colette to Hervé Guibert. His recent article on “Proust and Language-in-Use,” which appeared last year in Novel, opens the question of how certain novels come to share the preoccupations of linguistic anthropologists about the cultural uses to which language can be put. This is part of a new book project  called “Proust, Sociology, Talk, Novels: The Novel Form and Language-in-Use” and is also related to a forthcoming special issue of Representations he is coediting called “Language-in-Use and the Literary Artifact.”  He is also the translator of Didier Eribon’s Returning to Reims and his current translation project is Édouard Louis’ novel, The End of Eddy.