By Dr. Richard J. Golsan
Dr. Richard J. Golsan
Richard J. Golsan is the Director of the Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research and serves as University Distinguished Professor for the Department of International Studies and Distinguished Professor of French at Texas A&M University. 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. 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.
Dr. Golsan has over 48 works in 186 publications and is currently at work on a book-length study entitled Corruptions of Memory: Crises of Post-Holocaust Remembrance in Contemporary France. His most recent publications include French Writers and the Politics of Complicity (Johns Hopkins, 2006), The Vichy Past in France Today: Corruptions of Memory (Lexington Books, 2016), and The Trial That Never Ends: Hannah Arendt’s ‘Eichmann in Jerusalem’ in Retrospect (University of Toronto Press, 2017).