Professor Emeritus Melvin Seiden dies

Melvin Seiden, professor emeritus of English, died June 10, 2012. He earned his master’s degree from the University of Chicago and his PhD from the University of Minnesota.

An Army veteran, Seiden joined the faculty at Binghamton in 1969, after teaching at Kansas State University. He taught Renaissance drama, criticism and the novel at Binghamton University until his retirement in 1994.

He was author of numerous publications on Shakespearean drama, including Measure for Measure: Casuistry and Artistry and The Revenge Motive in Websterean Tragedy. He also was a Fulbright Scholar at Peking University in China from 1984-1985.

Seiden is survived by his wife of 63 years, Jacqueline (Smith) Seiden; two sons, two daughters, one son-in-law, two daughters-in-law and six grandchildren. Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the Garabed Fattal Community Free Clinic, c/o Clinical Campus, 425 Robinson St., Binghamton, NY 13901.