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Humanities educator

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.

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.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: 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