- From lecturer to professor French and comparative literature City University of New York, from 1953, chair romance languages, 1967-1970, baccalaureate program, 1988-1990. Visiting professor Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1968-1970.
- The Detective Novel of Manners: Hedonism, Morality, and the Life of Reason
- The detective novel, a genre long associated with reading for escape, is here found to be the literary successor to the nineteenth-century English "novel of manners.
Member B'nai B'rith, United States Holocaust Memorial Council. Member Modern Language Association (Parker prize committee since 1993), American Association Teachers French, Society for Philosophy and Literature, Comparative Literature Society, Société de Philosophie de Langue Francaise, International Phenomenology Institute, American Society for Yad Vashem, Phi Beta Kappa.
Born January 8, 1931
1967 - 1970
1988 - 1990