Sandra Siegel

Professor Emerita


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.

Research Focus

  • 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