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Humanist Archives: March 28, 2020, 9:13 a.m. Humanist 33.704 - David Greetham (1941-2020)

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 704.
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        Date: 2020-03-27 16:37:04+00:00
        From: Katherine D. Harris 
        Subject: Sad News: David Greetham

Dear All,

We all received sad news today about David Greetham, who was a giant in
textual studies. He passed away on March 24, 2020 after a long illness.
He was a massive influence on generations of graduate students and
invited everyone in to embrace all kinds of textual scholarship. He was
capacious and generous. He was my mentor and friend - I would not be the
scholar I am without his influence and urgings to experiment and
explore. I am saddened that we didn't get one last chat about our latest
projects and to bring him the release of my latest work for an afternoon
chat. During my oral exams studying at The Graduate Center, he sat with
me each week for 2 hours for a year to stoke my enthusiasm for the field
and to expand my ideas. He was invested in everyone he mentored.

In 2015, Marta Werner, editor of /Textual Cultures/, invited some of us
to write about David's largesse for the 9.1 edition of /Textual
Cultures/. I offer my pre-print version of my article for your enjoyment:
"Marking the Body, Marking the Text: David Greetham's 'Archive Fever.'"
Textual Cultures 9.1 (Oct 2015). [pre-print
version] http://works.bepress.com/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1021&context=kather

In sadness,

Dr. Katherine D. Harris
Professor, Department of English & Comparative Literature
San Jose State University
Research Blog: http://triproftri.wordpress.com/
Co-Editor, /Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities/

Author,/ Forget Me Not: The Rise of the British Literary Annual,

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