Remembering Prof. Emerita Ruth Prigozy

One of the World’s Leading Experts on F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Hofstra community is saddened by the passing of Professor Emerita of English Ruth Prigozy. During her 41 years at Hofstra, Dr. Prigozy became one of the world’s leading experts on the life and work of F. Scott Fitzgerald and a scholar of popular literature and film. She directed or co-directed seven major Hofstra Cultural Center conferences – a record among the Hofstra faculty. Read the Newsday obituary
During her time at Hofstra, Dr. Prigozy formed two notable relationships close to her heart. The most important was meeting and marrying fellow professor and Mark Twain scholar Stanley Brodwin, who passed away in 1995. The second was founding the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society in 1992 with Jackson Bryer of the University of Maryland and Alan Margolies of CUNY and serving as the organization’s executive director until 2013. Since its inception, the Fitzgerald Society has regularly hosted major conferences in the U.S and abroad.

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