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Ziolkowski awarded honorary degree in Germany

Theodore Ziolkowski, the Class of 1900 Professor of Modern Languages Emeritus, recently was awarded an honorary doctorate of philosophy by the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University of Greifswald, the second-oldest university in Germany.

According to the citation, he was honored "for his scholarly life-work, which impressively combines humanistic, cultural and scientific disciplines; for his academic activity in Germany and the United States; and for his achievements in the mediation of European literature and culture in the United States of America."

Ziolkowski is an authority on German and European literature from Romanticism to the present. A former president of the Modern Language Association, Ziolkowski served as dean of the Graduate School for 13 years. He joined Princeton's Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures in 1964 and transferred to emeritus status this past July.

Ziolkowski's scholarship focuses on the history of literary themes, the reception of classical literature, and the interdisciplinary relationships of literature with religion and law. He is the author of 16 books, for which he has received several awards.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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