Veronique Maisier | LCIT | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Liberal Arts

Veronique Maisier

Professor, French, French Advisor and Section Head

Veronique Maisier

Office: Faner 2068

Phone: 618-453-5423


Véronique Maisier received her PhD in 20th century French literature from the Sorbonne University in Paris, France.  She teaches French language, conversation and phonetics, as well as French and Francophone literatures and cultures.  Her teaching also includes courses on French literature in translation, such as Masterpieces of French literature, and Women in French and Francophone literatures.

Dr. Maisier’s research interests, of late, have focused on Francophone and Anglophone Caribbean literature, and more specifically on the presence of violence in Caribbean narratives.  Dr. Maisier has published book chapters and articles on Caribbean literature, and on French Caribbean authors Gisèle Pineau and Patrick Chamoiseau in Nouvelles Études Francophones, Journal of West Indian Literature, and French Literature Studies.  Her monograph Violence in Caribbean Literature: Stories of Stones and Blood was published in 2015 as part of Lexington Books’ series After the Empire: the Francophone World and Postcolonial France.  She is currently working on a book manuscript on the ghosts and ghostly figures found in Gisèle Pineau’s novels.

For information on Dr. Maisier’s book, go to:

Dr. Maisier has been interviewed about her book by award-winning Caribbean author Alecia McKenzie. Read the full interview at the Southern World Arts News (SWAN):