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Sandra Siegel

Professor Emerita

Educational Background

Chicago University, PhD
Chicago University, MA
Hunter College, BA


Sandra Siegel began her teaching career at Cornell in 1965 and served the department of English as Director of Graduate Studies as well. She is a specialist in Victorian literature, and has published a series of articles on Oscar Wilde. She taught and studies in Indonesia and in Ireland. Her awards include a Fulbright fellowship for study in Ireland, a Fulbright lectureship in Indonesia, a Visiting Faculty Fellowship at the National University of Ireland, and a Visiting lectureship at Peking University. She was also a winner of the Clark Award for Distinguished Teaching, and the Clark Award for the Preparation of Courses in the Humanities.


  • English


  • English and Irish literary studies
  • The politics of Anglo-Irish literary culture
  • The social thought of the late nineteenth century
  • The concept of “modernity” in the twentieth century
  • Victorian literature