Robert R. Daniel Jr., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Office: Bellarmine 305; Bellarmine 111
Phone: 610-660-1851
Fax: 610-660-2160


  • Ph.D., French, Vanderbilt University, 1992.
  • M.A., French, University of Alabama, 1988.
  • B.A., Communications, University of Alabama, 1983.

Courses Taught

Dr. Daniel regularly teaches Intermediate French, French Conversation, French Composition, Selections in French Literature and a wide variety of upper-division courses in French and Francophone Studies (e.g. French Poetry, French Romanticism, The Francophone Press, Contemporary Francophone Cinema, Economic and Business French). He also teaches First-Year Seminars and Honors courses in English.


  • 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