Gordon J. Laing Distinguished Service Professor, Romance Languages and Literature; Committee on Social Thought
Thomas Pavel's scholarship includes works on French 20th-century intellectual life, French 17th-century literature, literary history, and literary theory. His books Fictional Worlds and Le Mirage linguistique have been translated into several languages. La Pens~A(c)e du roman, his most recent scholarly publication, is a history of the novel from the Greek romances to the present. Professor Pavel also writes fiction in French (Le Miroir persan, La sixi~A"me branche). He is a Chevalier des Arts et Lettres in France and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.