Thomas Pavel

Romance Languages and Literature

Thomas Pavel is the Gordon J. Laing Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and the Committee on Social Thought. His scholarship includes works on the theory of fiction, the history of the European novel, Renaissance literature, and French seventeenth and twentieth-Century literature and intellectual life. A native of Romania, he earned his Ph.D. at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris and has taught at various schools in Europe, Canada and the U.S. His books Fictional Worlds and Le Mirage linguistique have been translated into several languages. Professor Pavel also writes fiction in French (Le Miroir persan, La sixième branche).