Tuesday, April 21, 2009

 

In Memoriam: Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick (1950 - 2009)

Queer Studies has lost a founding figure. Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick passed away April 12 in New York after a long battle with breast cancer. Many LGBT students and scholars benefited directly from the gifts of her teaching, mentorship, and friendship. It is almost impossible to imagine the incredibly rich, varied field we have today without Eve's brilliant work and her brave example.Eve's friend Cathy Davidson has a brief, moving blog post up announcing the news. Read more at Media Bistro's Galley Cat.

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