Dr. Richard J. Golsan
Director, Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research
University Distinguished Professor, Department of International Studies
Richard J. Golsan is University Distinguished Professor and Distinguished Professor of French. His research interests include the history and memory of World War II in France and Europe and the political involvements of French and European writers and intellectuals with anti-democratic and extremist politics in the 20th and 21st centuries. His most recent book is French Writers and the Politics of Complicity (Johns Hopkins, 2006). Golsan served as a Visiting Professor at the University of Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle in 2001. He has been recognized by the Italian government in being named to the Ordina Della Stella Della Solidarieta Italiana and by the French government by being awarded the Palmes Academiques. He has served as Editor of the South Central Review (SCMLA) since 1994, and is also Director of the France/TAMU a Centre Pluridisciplinaire,funded by the French government.
Golsan is currently at work on a book-length study entitled Corruptions of Memory: Crises of Post-Holocaust Remembrance in Contemporary France. In summer 2012, he will co-direct with Henry Rousso an NEH Summer Seminar for College and University Teachers on the problem of memory in contemporary France. The Seminar will take place in June and July at the Institute for Contemporary History (IHTP) in Paris.