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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

Remembering Sanford V. Sternlicht

Sanford Sternlicht portrait

Posted on: March 25, 2021

Sanford V. Sternlicht, professor emeritus of English at Syracuse University, passed away on March 20, 2021, at the age of 89. Sternlicht received a Ph.D. from Syracuse University and retired from the Department of English with emeritus status in 2011.

According to his obituary, he was the author of 35 books on literature, drama, naval history and poetry. He also directed plays for several regional production companies.

Among his accomplishments, Sternlicht was a delegated Lecturer in the Humanities for the New York Council for the Humanities, giving lectures on literature around New York state; he participated in three national lecture tours for the English Speaking Union of North America in 1997, 1998 and 1999; he was Leverhulme Foundation Visiting Professor of English at the University of York, England, 1965–66, and Senior Fulbright Professor of English at the University of Pecs, Hungary, 2004; he received National Endowment for the Humanities Grants for lecturing in Sydney, Australia, and in Islamabad, Pakistan; and in 1994 the British Council awarded him a Research and Travel Grant for Northern Ireland.

Read Sternlicht’s full obituary.