Sara L. FrenchVisiting Instructor
321 Marshall Hall
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210
315-470-6548 | 315-470-6544
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
- SUNY-ESF 2002-present
- Syracuse University 2006-present
- Wells College 2000-2005
- Hobart & William Smith Colleges 1997-1999
- Rochester Institute of Technology 1995-1997
- Origins of Scientific Learning: Essays on Culture and Knowledge in Early Modern Europe. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2007. Co-editor with Kay Etheridge.
- “Re-Placing Gender in Elizabethan Gardens,” in Mapping Gendered Routes & Spaces in the Early Modern World, ed. Merry Wiesner-Hanks, Ashgate, 2015, 157-175.
- “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
- "Two Carpenters: Architecture and Building in Early New England, 1799-1859 by J. Ritchie Garrison," Book Review in Landscape Journal, 28: 1 (2009), 127-128
- “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)
- 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