Nicole Simek

Cushing Eells Professor of Philosophy and Literature, Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures (French) and Interdisciplinary Studies

Olin Hall 323


Princeton University

B.A. French and Comparative Literature
Case Western Reserve University

Her wider teaching and research interests include the intersection of politics and literature in Caribbean fiction, trauma theory, race and ethnic studies, and gender studies.

Specializing in French Caribbean literature, Professor Simek is the author of Hunger and Irony in the French Caribbean: Literature, Theory, and Public Life (Palgrave, 2016) and Eating Well, Reading Well: Maryse Condé and the Ethics of Interpretation (Rodopi, 2008). She has published articles on literary theory, parody, and trauma theory, and has co-edited volumes devoted to literary cannibalism ( Feasting on Words: Maryse Condé, Cannibalism, and the Caribbean Text, Princeton, PLAS: 2006) and representations of trauma in French and Francophone literature (Dalhousie French Studies, Winter 2007).