- Fulbright Award (1962)
Quentin M. Hope was a professor of French in the Department of French and Italian in the College of Arts and Science at IU Bloomington from 1956 to 1988. He received his B.A. (magna cum laude) from Harvard University in 1942, his M.A. from Harvard University in 1946, and his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1956. After receiving his bachelor’s degree, he joined the American Field Service and was stationed with the British Eighth Army in the Middle East prior to returning to Harvard to receive his master’s degree. Hope joined IU’s faculty in 1956 as an assistant professor of French after previously serving as an instructor at Wesleyan University. He became an associate professor in 1961 and during the 1962-1963 academic year, served as a Fulbright fellow at the University of Paris in France. In 1966, he was promoted to the rank of full professor. He also served as chair of the Department of French and Italian from 1965 to 1977. As a distinguished scholar and teacher, Hope retired from IU in 1988 with the title of professor emeritus.
Hope’s passion was 17th-century French literature with a particular interest in the writing of Charles de Saint-Evremond of whom he published two monographs on. He also published many articles on the free-thinking liberties as well as three textbooks for the study of the French language.
Hope passed away on February 27, 2005.