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Hanna Kurz Charney

Hanna Kurz Charney, Austrian humanities educator. Shirley Farr fellow American Association of University Women, 1960-1961; Fulbright scholar, 1960-1961; faculty research grantee City University of New York, 1984, 86.

Background

  • Charney, Hanna Kurz was born on January 8, 1931 in Vienna, Austria. Came to the United States, 1948. Daughter of Leopold and Frida (Wolf) Kurz.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, City University of New York, 1951. Master of Arts, Smith College, 1952. Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1956.

    Career

    • From lecturer to professor French and comparative literature City University of New York, from 1953, chair romance languages, 1967-1970, baccalaureate program, 1988-1990. Visiting professor Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1968-1970.

    Works

    • Author: Le Scepticisme de Valéry, 1969, The Detective Novel of Manners, 1981. Editor: René Taupin, Essais Indifférents pour une Esthétique, 1989. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Religion

    Denomination: Judaism

    Membership

    Member B'nai B'rith, United States Holocaust Memorial Council. Member Modern Language Association (Parker prize committee since 1993), American Association Teachers French, Society for Philosophy and Literature, Comparative Literature Society, Société de Philosophie de Langue Francaise, International Phenomenology Institute, American Society for Yad Vashem, Phi Beta Kappa.

    Personality

    Interests

    Detective fiction, swimming, film.

    Connections

    • Married Maurice M. Charney, June 20, 1954. Children: Leopold J., Paul R.
    • father: Leopold Kurz
    • mother: Frida (Wolf) Kurz
    • spouse: Maurice M. Charney
    • children: Leopold J. Charney
    • Paul R. Charney
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    Born January 8, 1931
    Died March 30, 2002
    (aged 71)
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    • 1951
      City University of New York
    • 1952
      Smith College
    • 1956
      Columbia University
    • 1967 - 1970
      From lecturer, to professor French and comparative literature City University of New York
    • 1988 - 1990
      From lecturer, to professor French and comparative literature City University of New York