Dr. Robert Corum
Professor of French
Reading Boileau: An Integrative Study of the Early Satires
Born near Chicago and raised in Virginia, Robert Corum received his Ph.D. in French
language and literature from the University of Virginia in 1975. He was a faculty
member in French at the University of Southern of California before coming to the
Department of Modern Languages at Kansas State. Promoted to Professor in 1990, Corum
served as Department Head from 2000 to 2011. He has taught a wide array of French
courses at KSU, currently concentrating on several graduate seminars on 17th and 18th
century literature and a survey on medieval, early modern, and 18th century texts.
His publications have focused on the poetry of seventeenth-century France, with articles
and books on such authors as Boileau, Saint-Amant, Tristan l’Hermite, Théophile de
Viau, and such devotional poets as César de Nostredame.