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Hofstra Mourns the Passing of Faculty Member Robert Sulcer

Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY … The Hofstra community is saddened by the loss of Associate Professor of English Robert Sulcer. He passed away on May 10, 2012, after a 14-month battle with brain cancer. Services will be held on Saturday, May 19, in Florida, and a memorial for him at Hofstra is being planned for the fall.

Robert Sulcer

Dr. Sulcer was a specialist in Victorian literature and Queer Studies. In addition to serving on the English Department faculty, he also taught in Hofstra University Honors College and the LGBT program.

Dr. Sulcer joined the Hofstra faculty in 2001. He earned a B.A. from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and an M.A. and Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Joseph Fichtelberg, professor and chair of the Department of English, said, “Dr. Sulcer was an enormously popular professor, one whose erudition was equaled only by his delivery in the classroom. He took a personal interest in all his students, not only guiding them through his courses but conducting yearly trips to London, where he made the literature he taught come alive. He will be sorely missed.”


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