Eric Haskell Knighted With Two of France’s Highest Cultural Honors
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xperiencing an Eric Haskell lecture is like being immersed in a French play—one set in a meticulously landscaped garden, with strolling minstrels, courtiers, and ladies with towering powdered hair poufs and twirling
parasols. He is that dramatic—and delightful. He is also one of the most knowledgeable experts on French art and culture in the world. For this he has earned much acclaim, including 11 Outstanding Faculty Achievements Awards from Scripps College in the areas of scholarship, teaching, and service, and a Mellon Grant for his work on verbal-visual inquiry. Dr. Haskell is professor of French studies and director of the Clark Humanities Museum at Scripps. Now, his recognition is global, as he has received two of France’s most coveted and highest cultural honors: Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) and Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques (Knight of the Order of the Academic Palms).