The college community remembers Professor of English Emeritus Paul Stein, who taught at Geneseo from 1996 to 1984. Stein, 89, died Oct. 11.
Stein was chair of the English Department from 1971 to 1974 and was awarded a SUNY Faculty Research Foundation Fellowship. He studied and wrote in the area of 19th and early 20th-century American periodicals and fiction, including critical essays on Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper and Jack London. He also explored Marxist aesthetic theory, which led him to an investigation of structuralist theories of literature.
Stein and his wife were also founding members of what is now the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in Massachusetts.