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The Afterlives of Georges Perec

Rowan Wilken and Justin Clemens


Georges Perec is widely acknowledged as one of the most important writers of the twentieth century. His far-reaching influence has inspired many fields of creativity, extending far beyond literature itself.The Afterlives of Georges Perec examines the impact of Perec’s ideas, writing and analytical experimentation in architecture, art and design, media, electronic communications and computing, and studies of the everyday. It asks: what are the lessons that architects, artists, game-designers and writers can draw from Perec’s fascination with creative constraints? What do his descriptions of the ... More

Keywords: Georges Perec, Oulipo, afterlives, creative legacy, cross-disciplinary influence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781474401241
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401241.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rowan Wilken, editor
RMIT University

Justin Clemens, editor
University of Melbourne

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Part I Art of the (Un)realisable

Part II The Poetics of the Quotidian and Urban Space

Part III Ludic Intensities and Creative Constraints

Part IV Productive Problems of Description and Transcription


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