Edward Baron Turk
John E. Burchard Professor of the Humanities; professor, Foreign Languages and Literatures Section
areas of expertise: french, literature, language, books and authors, humanities
Edward Baron Turk is the John E. Burchard Professor of the Humanities. He is the author of Marcel Carné and the Golden Age of French Cinema, which won prizes in both the United States and France, and of the critically acclaimed Hollywood Diva: A Biography of Jeanette MacDonald.
He is also the author of Baroque Fiction-Making, a study of early 17th-century novel writing, and of numerous articles on French literature, cinema and theater. He is currently preparing a new book on contemporary French theater and performance. Turk, who was knighted by the French government, is a chevalier in France's Order of Arts and Letters. He is also one of the prime architects of the Comparative Media Studies graduate program, steering it into existence in the late 1990s.
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