Susanna Lee is a Professor in the Department of French and Francophone Studies and Director of the Comparative Literature program at Georgetown University. Her research interests include the nineteenth-century French novel, twentieth-century crime fiction, popular culture, and literary theory. She is the author of A World Abandoned by God: Narrative and Secularism (Bucknell University Press, 2006) and Hard-Boiled Crime Fiction and the Decline of Moral Authority (Ohio State University Press, 2016). She is currently completing a book about crime fiction and American cultural history, forthcoming in March 2020 from Johns Hopkins University Press. She has edited Norton Critical Editions of Proust’s Swann’s Way (2013) and Stendhal’s The Red and the Black (2007). She has also published in the field of law and humanities.