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Syracuse University English professor Sanford Sternlicht to teach in Hungary as part of Fulbright Senior Specialist Grant program
Syracuse University English professor Sanford Sternlicht to teach in Hungary as part of Fulbright Senior Specialist Grant programFebruary 02, 2004Kelly Homan Rodoskikahoman@syr.edu
Sanford Sternlicht, part-time professor of English in Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences, has received a Fulbright Senior Specialists Grant in U.S. Studies-Theater. He will travel to Hungary in March for a two-week stint as a visiting professor of English and Fulbright Senior Specialist at the Department of English Literatures and Cultures of the University of Pecs.
Sternlicht will hold seminars on Modern American Drama, Feminist Drama, African American Drama and Major American dramatists, such as Eugene O’Neill, Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller and August Wilson. Sternlicht will also deliver a university-wide lecture on “The History and Development of American Theater and Drama.”
“From the time I worked in the English department of the University of York, England, in the late 1960s, I have valued overseas teaching and research opportunities,” Sternlicht says. “The perspectives gained from scholars and students in other countries have, I believe, made me a stronger American scholar/teacher.
Sternlicht has taught Irish drama at Trinity College in Dublin for SU’s Division of International Programs Abroad (DIPA). That experience led to the publication of his book “A Reader’s Guide to Modern Irish Drama” in 1998 and to the volumes of Abbey Theatre plays that he edited.
“Teaching in Hungary will add another significant dimension of teaching experience for me,” he says.
Sternlicht’s interests are in drama, 20th-century British and Irish literature and U.S. immigrant literature, and he has served as editor of the Syracuse University Press’s Irish Studies Series. He taught English and theater at the State University of New York College at Oswego for many years, and joined SU’s English department in 1986.
He is the author of numerous works, including his recent “A Student Companion to Elie Wiesel” and “A Reader’s Guide to Modern American Drama” (2002). Other works include “C.S. Forester and The Hornblower Saga” (1999); “A Reader’s Guide to Modern Irish Drama” (1998); “New Plays from the Abbey Theatre 1993-1995, 1996″(1997); and “All Things Herriot: James Herriot and His Peaceable Kingdom,” (1995).
Sternlicht is the recipient of several awards for writing and for excellence in teaching. He was awarded a 1994 Research and Travel Grant to Northern Ireland by the British Council, and The English-Speaking Union awarded him Sir Evelyn Wrench Travel/Lecture Grants 1997 and 1998.
The College of Arts and Sciences, a liberal arts college at the heart of a national research university, is both the founding college and the largest college of Syracuse University. The college offers more than 40 majors from 22 academic departments in the traditional disciplines of the humanities, sciences and the social sciences. Students from throughout the University register for its liberal arts core courses, while Arts and Sciences students take advantage of programs in the professional schools and colleges at Syracuse.