News of the College February 2004

Former professor Pierre Weisz dies

Pierre Weisz, assistant professor of French at Reed from 1963 to 1967, died in August in France at the age of 73 from a heart attack.

Born at Lisieux, in Normandy, France in 1930, Weisz went on to earn several degrees at the Sorbonne in Paris, concentrating mainly on French, English, and Latin. He received a Fulbright scholarship in 1953 and spent a year in the U.S. as an assistant at the Kansas State Teachers College of Emporia. He later taught at various schools in Paris until he accepted the position of assistant professor of French at Dalhousie University in 1961.

While at Reed, Weisz received his doctarat on James Thurber from the University of Paris. His main interests were in comparative literature, the modern novel, translation problems, and linguistics. He went on to teach at other colleges and universities, including Scripps College and the University of Illinois. He wrote numerous articles and a 1973 book, Incarnations du roman; la réalité et les formes.

Weisz is survived by his wife, Annie. End of Article

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Reed Magazine February 2004 2004
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