News & Events
Commemorative events for September 11th
The University of Michigan will hold several events open to the public to commemorate the anniversary of Sept. 11. More details will be released in the weeks ahead and events may be added. The list will be updated on the web. Please see website below or the Department Calendar for a schedule of events.
Patricia Yaeger and Steven Mullaney
With the start of classes, Professor Yaeger has started her term as Interim Department Chair and Professor Mullaney has started his term as Graduate Chair.
Professor Emeritus Herbert Barrows
Professor Emeritus Herbert Barrows died last Thursday at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. He would have been 89 next January. Herbert was a widely learned man, and had a mind of great acuteness and elegance--especially as a reader of poetry. His "I think you should try that again," to a student managed both to be a judgement and a supportive encouragement. It is a note hard to hit, and Herbert was pitch-perfect at it.
Our colleague Simon Gikandi has a brilliant essay in the new issue of AMERICAN LITERARY HISTORY (Fall 2002), "Race and Cosmopolitanism." It is an analysis of Paul Gilroy's AGAINST RACE in the context of Adorno, Horkheimer, and others.
New Dean for LSA
Shirley Neuman, Dean of the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, will be assuming the position of Provost and Vice-President Academic at the University of Toronto, effective July 1, 2002. As stated in stated in the letter announcing her departure, Dean Neuman said, "We have... done much over these last years--all of us, working together. I feel privileged and proud to have been part of that." Professor Terrence (Terry) McDonald has agreed to serve as Interim Dean of the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts effective July 1, 2002, pending approval at the May Regents’ Meeting.
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