Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and French at Whitman College
Ida E. King Distinguished Scholar during 2013-2014
r. Patrick Henry was the Cushing Eells Professor of Philosophy and Literature at Whitman College prior to his retirement. He became a Fulbright Lecturer at the University of Strasbourg, where he taught American Literature. Dr. Henry has a B.A. in French from St. John’s University and obtained his M.A. and Ph.D., from Rice University. Dr. Henry has published numerous books, articles, and reviews regarding French literature. He continues to educate others even in his retirement years.
1974: Ph.D. and M.A. in French, Rice University
1965: B.A. in French, St. John’s University
1959: Maryknoll Minor Seminary, Glen Ellyn
Areas of Expertise:
Language Studies, Genocide Studies, Education, American Literature, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Early Modern French Literature (1515-1789), the Holocaust in France, Ethics, Montaigne, Voltaire
Selective Publications Include:
- Jewish Resistance against the Nazis. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 2014.
- The Ethics of the Essais (Montaigne Studies, Volume 13). Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2001
- Approaches to Teaching Montaigne’s “Essays”. New York: The Modern Language Association of America, 1993
- An Inimitable Example: The Case for The Princesse de Clèves. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 1992
- Montaigne in Dialogue: Censorship and Defensive Writing, Architecture and Friendship, the Self and the Other. Saratoga, CA: Anma Libri, 1987.
- Voltaire and Camus: The Limits of Reason and the Awareness of Absurdity. Banbury, Oxfordshire: Voltaire Foundation, Thorpe Mandeville House, 1975.