Peter A. Siedlecki
World Literature, American Literature, Contemporary Poetry
I have been at Daemen College for more than thirty years. In 1982 through 1984, I was named Fulbright Senior Lecturer in American Literature in Krakow, Poland, and again in 1988-89, I was the first Fullbright lecturer to serve in the former German Democratic Republic (Since the GDR terminated in 1989, I was also the last, but I take no credit for the destruction of the Berlin Wall). My areas of specialization are World literature, American literature, and contemporary poetry. I also teach a liberal arts colloquium for first year students, titled "The Romantic Impulse." I am listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who Among America's Teachers, and the Directory of Poets and Writers. My poetry has been published in numerous journals. During the fall of 1997, I was awarded a sabbatical to complete work on a book dealing with the function of storytelling in the determination of the self. English major Beth Seilberger and I recently presented a collaborative paper, "The Nature of Jack Kerouac's Journey: Two Perspectives," at the fall conference of the New York College English Association. In addition, I am an avid racquetball player, a grammar-school baseball coach, and a semi-competent folksinger.