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Skidmore College
World Languages and Literatures
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TimTimothy M. Freiermuth

senior Lecturer of French

Office:  Palamountain 420
Phone:  (518) 580-5209


  • Ph.D., candidate, French Literature, Brown University
  • M.A., French Literature, Middlebury College / Université de Paris III – La Sorbonne Nouvelle
  • B.A., Philosophy & French, Boston University – Phi Beta Kappa

Teaching and Research Interests

  • 17th- and 20th-century French literature and culture
  • Early modern history of ideas
  • The interplay of science and religion
  • French spirituality, theology and the mystical tradition
  • Silence, ineffability and languages of “unsaying”


    "…mais en vain cherchait-il quelque phrase qui pût à la fois ne rien dire et tout signifier."

    -André Gide, Les caves du Vatican