We write with the sad news that our emerita colleague Josephine Diamond passed away on August 21, 2017. A former director of graduate studies in Comp Lit at Rutgers, Josephine taught for decades in our program and the French department. She was a well-known pioneer in the global study of women’s expressive cultures.
A memorial event is being planned for her later this fall. In the meantime, Josephine’s family would appreciate receiving short reflections from her former students about the ways she affected their lives. Please send remembrances to firstname.lastname@example.org.