Dr Simon Kemp

Associate Professor, French/Modern Languages; Fellow of Somerville College


Dr Simon Kemp’s research interests are in the French novel in the 20th and 21st centuries. Dr Kemp has published books on narrative form in the contemporary novel and on crime fiction pastiche in literary and experimental fiction. He is currently working on the second volume of an academic trilogy and theories of consciousness and their relevance to representations of the mind in literature and film.


  • 20th and 21st century literature in French
  • Cognitive literary studies / psychological novel
  • Director of outreach and schools liaison for modern languages


English, French