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Richard Goodkin ’75



Richard Goodkin ’75 has been awarded the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award by the University of Wisconsin. He is also the recipient of a senior fellowship at the Institute for Research in the Humanities that will allow him to teach half time for the next five years while he conducts research for a new book project. Goodkin has taught French at the university’s Madison campus for 20 years and has taught and done research in the areas of 17th-, 19th-, and 20th-century French literature, with genre specializations in theater, poetry, narrative, and film. He has published books and articles on French and Greek tragedy, Molière, intertextuality in Racine and Proust, and French film. His most recent books include In Memory of Elaine Marks: Life Writing, Writing Death and a manuscript nearing completion titled How Do I Know Thee, Let Me Count the Ways: Personality in Early Modern Comedy and Narrative, which he completed with the support of a Guggenheim Fellowship.

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