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Susan Rubin Suleiman

Susan Rubin Suleiman is the C. Douglas Dillon Professor of the Civilization of France and Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard. Her most recent books are the co-edited volumes After Testimony: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Holocaust Narrative for the Future (2012) and French Global: A New Approach to Literary History (2010). Other books include Crises of Memory and the Second World War (2006; in French as Crises de mémoire, 2012), Risking Who One Is: Encounters with Contemporary Art and Literature (1994), Subversive Intent: Gender, Politics, and the Avant-Garde (1990), Authoritarian Fictions: The Ideological Novel as a Literary Genre (1983), and the memoir Budapest Diary: In Search of the Motherbook (1996). She is currently writing a book on Irène Némirovsky and the “Jewish Question” in France.


  • C. Douglas Dillon Research Professor of the Civilization of France, Harvard University
  • Research Professor of Comparative Literature, Harvard University
  • Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University