Paul Scott

Portrait of Paul Scott
  • Jeffrey B. Weinberg Honors Faculty Fellow, University Honors Program
  • Professor, Department of French, Francophone & Italian Studies

Contact Info

Wescoe 2054
Tu 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.


Paul Scott earned his M.A. and Ph.D degrees at Durham University, UK, and is a French literature and science-fiction scholar. His research and teaching interests focus on the past (early modern French literature) and on the future (French, English, and Korean science fiction, especially television shows). He is also a zombie specialist and is currently completing a book on television shows featuring rational zombies, analyzing the reasons behind this recent evolution of the undead. Originally from the U.K., and as a dual U.K. and U.S. citizen who has lived in France, Greece, and Canada, he is a strong advocate for study abroad. His high-school English teacher was mentored by J. R. R. Tolkien.