Title: Professor Emeritus
Location: Gainesville, Florida, United States
Raymond Gay-Crosier, Professor Emeritus, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of education.
Greatly interested in 20th-century French literature and critical theory, Dr. Crosier currently holds the title of professor emeritus at the University of Florida. He began his career as an assistant professor of French at Trent University in 1966 before joining the University of Florida as an associate professor in 1967. In 1973, he took on the responsibilities of a full professor and remained at the aforementioned university for the duration of his career. After serving as the graduate coordinator of French from 1970 to 1980, Dr. Crozier was elected as the chair of the department of romance languages and literature. He was later reelected three additional times from 1981 to 1993. Furthermore, he has found success as a section organizer for 20 professional conferences, three of which were focused on Albert Camus.
Prior to embarking on his professional journey, Dr. Crosier pursued an education at the University of Bern in Switzerland, earning a Baccalaureate degree in 1958. He completed additional coursework at the University of Basel, obtaining a Master of Science in 1960. Dr. Crosier’s education was concluded at the University of Bern and he graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy in 1965. His interest in the author, Albert Camus, began in high school and he did his doctoral work on Camus, resulting in over 60 percent of his publications being devoted to the French author.
Dr. Crosier has published widely and is the sole author of “Les Envers d’un échec. Étude sur le théâtre d’Albert Camus,” “Religious Elements in the Secular Lyrics of the Troubadours,” “Albert Camus. Ein Forschungsbericht,” “Albert Camus. Paradigmes de l’ironie: révolte et négation affirmative,” and “The Stranger,” which appeared in Literary Masterpieces, Volume 8. He has contributed over 50 articles and chapters on Albert Camus to publications including the French Review and Symposium, among others. His additional titles on French authors and literary theory include, “Le cogito référentiel: The Imagination of Reference d’Edouard Morot-Sir” and “Acte critique et acte poétique.”
The recipient of numerous research and travel grants, Dr. Crozier has been presented with a Professional Excellence Award from the University of Florida in 1996. For the academic year of 2000 to 2001, he was awarded the Delton F.Scudder Term Professorship. In 2015, the University of Florida Library posted a website dedicated to his Albert Camus collection that includes manuscripts, typescripts, first-edition publications, correspondence, and audio recordings. An additional testament to his great success, Dr. Crozier has been featured in the fourth edition of Who’s Who in American Education and the 23rd edition of Who’s Who in the South and Southwest.
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