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Walter Langlois

Outstanding Former Faculty Member 2016


Department of Modern and Classical Languages

Professor Emeritus Walter G. Langlois joined the Department of Modern and Classical Languages as department and professor of French in 1974. His primary area of interest concerned the French writer and statesman Andre Malraux, about whom he published four books and established and edited two scholarly reviews. A World War II veteran, Langlois was decorated with the Bronze Star and the Croix de Guerre. He was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Florence (1952), a Guggenheim Fellow (1967-1968), an American Council Learned Societies Senior Fellow (1970-1971), a National Endowment Humanities Senior Fellow (1980-1981), and a visiting professor at Osaka University, Japan, (1984-1986). Langlois was a member of the Modern Language Association, American Association of Teachers of French, The Malraux Society, the Manuscript Society, and the Societe D'etude du XX Siecle. He also was director of the National Endowment of the Humanities summer sessions at UW (1984, 1988, 1989, 1990).


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