Professor Emeritus Paul Stacy, a faculty member at the University of Hartford from 1967–1992, died this past Friday.
At UHart, Stacy introduced the study of pure film into courses, which endured and flourished in the English Department. From 1980–85, he offered the award-winning Stacy on Film on WFSB television. The program provided early morning University credit courses focusing on approximately 350 topics encompassing films of other nations, and studying many different directors, stars, and techniques.
With colleague Virginia Hale, he inaugurated and wrote a two-volume text for a course in Literature and Film of Other Cultures. His love of foreign films inspired summer travels and studies, often as exchange professor, in places like Greece, Austria, Egypt, the Yucatan, China, Sweden, Peru, Alaska, Switzerland, Holland, France, and Haiti. Film immersed him in history, literature, and art, not only in studies such as Yeats in Ireland but also in the sociology and anthropology of many countries.
There will be no public observation of Stacy's death. Intimate private recognition will follow at a later date.
Read the full obituary here.