Nebraska Authors

Reino Virtanen

Born 1910-06-26 Ishpeming, MI (USA)

Died 1987-01-22
Lincoln, NE (USA)

Lincoln, NE (USA)
Lincoln Memorial Park

Dr. Virtanen was appointed Professor of Romance Languages and Literature at the University of Nebraska in 1954, a position he held until his retirement in 1978. His research focused primarily on French literature, Finnish literature, and comparative literature. His papers are held by the University of Nebraska Archives and Special Collections.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE

Author Of

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French Literature; Intellectual History


Bachelors of Arts Degree, 1932, University of Wisconsin
Masters of Arts Degree, 1933, University of Wisconsin
Ph.D., 1937, University of Wisconsin
Graduate Studies, Sorbonne, FRANCE
Graduate Studies, University of France, Paris, FRANCE


Professor of Modern and Romance Languages and Literature

Places Worked

University of Wisconsin
University of Minnesota
University of Tennessee
University of California -- Los Angeles
University of Nebraska -- Lincoln (1954-1978)


Travel, Quest, and Pilgrimage as a Literary Theme : Studies in Honor of Reino Virtanen. by Frans Amelinckx, 1978.


Claude Bernard and His Place in the History of Ideas. 1960.
Marcelin Bertelot: A Study of Scientists' Public Role. 1965.
Anatole France. 1960.
The Scientific Analogies of Paul Valery. (University of Nebraska Studies) 1974.
Conversations on Dialogue. (University of Nebraska Studies) 1977.

Also published articles and book reviews in professional modern and comparative literature journals.

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