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Sara French

Sara L. French

321 Marshall Hall
1 Forestry Dr.
Syracuse, New York 13210

Phone: (315) 470-4893/470-6544

Email: sfrench@esf.edu

Education

  • Ph.D.  2000, State University of New York at Binghamton
    Dissertation: Women, Space and Power: The Building and Use of Hardwick Hall in Elizabethan England, 1590-1597
  • M.A. 1993, State University of New York at Binghamton
  • A.B. magna cum laude, Wells College

Teaching Experience

  • SUNY-ESF 2002-present
  • Syracuse University 2006-present
  • Wells College 2000-2005
  • Hobart & William Smith Colleges 1997-1999
  • Rochester Institute of Technology 1995-1997

Publications

Books
  • Origins of Scientific Learning: Essays on Culture and Knowledge in Early Modern Europe. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2007.  Co-editor with Kay Etheridge.
Articles
  • “Building Gender In(to) the Elizabethan Prodigy House,” in Origins of Scientific Learning: Essays on Culture and Knowledge in Early Modern Europe. Edwin Mellen Press, 2007, pp. 153-168
  • “The Michael Griswold House, Wethersfield, CT: A Short History, Part I” Griswold Family Association of America Bulletin, No. 140 (January 2005), pp. 12, 17-18.
  • “A Widow Building: Bess of Hardwick at Hardwick Hall,” Widowhood in Early Modern Europe, ed. Allison Levy (London: Ashgate 2003), pp. 161-176. 
Encyclopedia & Dictionary Entries; Workshop Summaries; Web Sites
  • “Bess of Hardwick,” Women Writer’s Archive, available online at http://www.oldroads.org/Room%20of%20One's%20Own/bess.htm
  • Contributor, Reformation, Exploration & Empire, encyclopedic reference series published by Brown Reference Group, London.  Contributions to Volume I: “Architecture” and “Catherine de’ Medici;” in Volume II: “Houses & Furniture.”
  • “Women’s Bodies in Gendered Spaces,” workshop summary published with Conference proceedings for Attending to Women in Early Modern Europe: Crossing Boundaries, by the Center for Renaissance and Baroque Studies, University of Maryland at College Park, 2003.

Awards and Honors

  • Honor Society of Sigma Lambda Alpha, Nu Chapter, elected May 2007 (International society promoting scholarship and leadership in landscape architecture)
  • Book Prize for Collaborative Project, 2003, Society for the Study of Early Modern Women, awarded to Widowhood in Early Modern Europe, ed. Allison Levy (London: Ashgate 2003)

Courses

  • LSA 205 & 206: Art, Culture & Landscape
  • Artistic Constructions of Landscape in American Culture (developed for Faculty of Landscape Architecture, SUNY-ESF)
  • FIA 115: History of Art in the United States (Syracuse University)
  • FIA 346: Native North American Art (Syracuse University)
  • FIA 347: Art & Environment in American Culture (Syracuse University)
  • FIA 400: Looking at Women in 19th Century French Art

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