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Sayre N Greenfield, PhD

  • Professor of English

Sayre Greenfield, PhD, has taught at Pitt-Greensburg since 1994, winning the 1998 Distinguished Teaching Award and both the Distinguished Professional Development Award and the PGAA Outstanding Faculty Award in 2004. In 2012 he won the national Center for Research Libraries Primary Source Award for Teaching and in 2014 the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award. He currently serves as Chair of the Humanities Division. His regular courses include Shakespeare, the Renaissance in England, History of the English Language, Dramatic Imagination, Satire, and Jane Austen. Some of these courses involve student research with computers and historical texts in the Digital Studies Certificate program. His publications range from The Ends of Allegory (University of Delaware Press, 1998) to a co-edited collection of essays, Jane Austen in Hollywood (University Press of Kentucky, 1998, second edition, 2001). Currently he is writing a history of the famous lines from Hamlet, a series of articles on Jane Austen’s sources, language, and reputation, and co-editing a collection of essays on birds in eighteenth-century literature.