Areas of interest

20th and 21st century poetry, hybrid forms of writing, experimental translation, and translation theory.


  • PhD, French Literature and Theory, University of Toronto
  • MA, French Literature and Theory, University of Toronto
  • BA, Humanities, Simon Fraser University


Nicholas Hauck completed a PhD dissertation that examines issues of language, politics, and translation in Walter Benjamin and contemporary French poetry. He is a writer who has published in a number of poetry journals and magazines, and was a Founding Editor of The Maynard poetry magazine ( He was also the Founder and Co-editor of Modern Horizons Journal whose mandate is similar to that of the Department of Humanities—to address what is central to and meaningful for human existence. He had the opportunity to spend a research year at the Sorbonne in Paris, and was a Chancellor Jackman Graduate Fellow in the Humanities at the Jackman Humanities Institute at the University of Toronto. He is currently an Assistant Professor in Modern Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Brock University.