Carolyn Korsmeyer is Research Professor of Philosophy at the University at Buffalo. Korsmeyer's areas of philosophy include aesthetics, emotion theory, and perception, with special interest in the senses of taste and touch. After a career writing philosophy, Korsmeyer has turned to writing fiction and has published two novels.
I am an academic philosopher turned novelist, a shift of writing that isn't as strange as it may seem at first, as I am interested in the various ways that ideas can be conveyed by different kinds of writing, whether academic treatise or fictional narrative.
My first novel, Charlotte's Story, was published in 2021 by TouchPoint Press. It reinvents the world of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice from the perspective of Charlotte Lucas, beginning with her risky marriage and exploring the problems it encounters and the strategies she devises to solve them.
My second novel, Little Follies: A Mystery at the Millennium, was released in 2023 by Black Rose Writing. This is a thriller of sorts featuring adventure, delusion, and realigned relationships. These themes unfold when a visit to Krakow intended to test a new relationship turns out to be fraught with danger as two Americans encounter a man pursuing a dark ambition in the waning months of the last millennium. (Here is a recent review.)
A third novel, a historical fiction titled Riddle of Spirit and Bone, is due out in 2025 from Regal House Press. A fourth is in progress.
More detailed information can be found under the tabs for Philosophy and Fiction.
Selected Philosophy Books