Liberal Studies
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Robert  Ziegler, PhD

Professor - Literature, French

Teaching and Research Interests:

In addition to writing, Prof. Ziegler teaches courses in foreign language (French andf German) and literature, including a survey of French literature in translation, Literature of the Fantastic, and Decadence. Prof. Ziegler has published four books on French Decadence, including "Beauty Raises the Dead" (2002), as well as articles on contemporary American literature and popular culture. Students who have worked with Prof. Ziegler in French have gone on to complete their degrees with the intention of becoming teachers of foreign languages. Current Czar of the Residence Hall, Jacob Floch, valedictorian of his graduating class, studied French language and literature extensively during his undergraduate years at Tech.