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educator , Philosopher , author

René Noel Girard, French author, educator, philosopher. Guggenheim fellow, 1960, 67; recipient Prix Médicis Essai, 1990, Premio Nonino, 1998. Member Academy Arts and Sciences, French Legion Honor, Academy Francaise (Grand prix de philosophie 1996).

Background

Girard, René Noel was born on December 25, 1923 in Avignon, France. Came to the United States, 1947. Son of Joseph and Thérèse (Fabre) Girard.

Education

Archiviste-paléographe, Ecole des chartes, Paris, 1947. Doctor of Philosophy, Indiana University, 1950.

Career

Teacher Romance languages, Indiana U., 1947-1952;Teacher Romance languages, Duke U., 1952-1953;Teacher Romance languages, Bryn Mawr College, 1953-1957;faculty, Johns Hopkins University, 1957-1968;professor French literature, Johns Hopkins University, 1961-1968;department chairman Romance languages, Johns Hopkins University, 1966-1968;James M. Beall professor French and humanities, Johns Hopkins University, 1977-1980;distinguished faculty professor arts and letters, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1971-1977;Andrew B. Hammond professor French and Comparative Literature,, Stanford University, 1981-1995;courtesy professor religious studies, Stanford University, 1986-1995. Member Center for International Security and Arms Control, 1990-1995, emeritus member, 1995.

Works

Membership

Member Academy Arts and Sciences, French Legion Honor, Academy Francaise (Grand prix de philosophie 1996).

Connections

Married Martha McCullough, June 18, 1951. Children: Martin, Daniel, Mary.

father:
Joseph Girard

mother:
Thérèse (Fabre) Girard

spouse:
Martha McCullough

children:
Martin Girard

Daniel Girard

Mary Girard