Associate Professor of French, Princeton University
Christy Wampole is an essayist and professor at Princeton University. She is the author of Rootedness: The Ramifications of a Metaphor (2016) and Degenerative Realism: Novel and Nation in 21st-Century France (2020).
Beauty and aesthetics
Can culture degenerate?
Tempting it might be, but the idea that culture has become vacuous and banal comes with unsavoury implications
Thinkers and theories
Strange and intelligent
Estranged but not alienated, devout but not obedient, philosophical but not a systematiser, Simone Weil defies conventions