Frederick Harris' research and teaching focus primarily on nineteenth- and twentieth-century French literature. He is the author of André Gide and Romain Rolland: Two Men Divided (Rutgers UP, 1973), Encounters with Darkness: French and German Writers on World War II (Oxford UP, 1983), and Friend and Foe: Marcel Proust and André Gide (Rowman & Littlefield, 2002). He has written articles on the subject of literature and war, and how World War II especially has been portrayed in literature. In addition to offering advanced French language, literature and civilization courses, he also teaches Comparative Literature courses on French and German literature.
Affiliations at Fordham: Comparative Literature