We announce the passing of Dr. William C. Calin on Sunday, May 20, 2018.  He was a Graduate Research Professor of French in the department from 1988 to 2018.   Before coming to the University of Florida, Dr. Calin taught at Dartmouth College, Stanford University, and the University of Oregon.  He was twice Visiting Professor at the University of Poitiers; Edward Arnold Visiting Professor at Whitman College; and Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall, Cambridge; the Institute for Advance Studies in the Humanities, Edinburgh; and the Northrop Frye Centre and the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, Toronto. Dr Calin won eleven national/international grants, including ACLS, APS, Fulbright, Guggenheim, NEH, and Woodrow Wilson, and was, for nine years, International Vice President of the Association Internationale d’Études Occitanes.  He authored twelve books, and 120 journal articles, and delivered more than 230 conference papers and lectures.  They include fourteen plenary session addresses and sixty-nine public lectures at universities.

A memorial date will be announced later in Fall.