Robert R. Daniel Jr., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Chair of Modern and Classical Languages
Discipline Taught: French
Office: Bellarmine 305; Bellarmine 111
Phone: 610-660-1851
Fax: 610-660-2160


Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Courses Taught

Dr. Daniel directs the Spring Semester in Strasbourg program

Dr. Daniel regularly teaches Intermediate French, French Conversation and French Composition, Selections in French Literature and a wide variety of upper-division courses (including French Poetry, French Romanticism, Francophone Press, and Contemporary Francophone Cinema). In addition, he has taught courses on the French essay and the French novel.


  • French Romanticism
  • The political, social, religious and intellectual history of the July Monarchy (1830-1848)
  • Lesser-known and non-canonical authors of the nineteenth century (e.g. the "Petits Romantiques")
  • Theories of canonicity and canon formation
  • The work of Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), especially Les Fleurs du Mal
  • The life and work of writer Edouard Ourliac (1813-1848)
  • The daily and weekly press of mid-nineteenth-century Paris
  • Contemporary information and entertainment media in French (film, print and audiovisual news media, internet)

Faculty Expert Profile

  • Expertise: France, French Culture, Contemporary French-Speaking World, Literature in French, 19th-Century French History

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