The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 21.0160 Thursday, 8 April 2010
Date: April 8, 2010 7:31:29 AM EDT
Subject: Janet Adelman
Janet Adelman, wife, mother, mentor, friend, colleague, teacher, extraordinary human being and leading light in Shakespearean feminist-psychoanalytic criticism passed away on Tuesday morning after a battle with cancer. As one might expect of Janet, she remained in positive spirits throughout her ordeal, and wrote with greater concern for her family than for herself. Her funeral will be held on Friday in the Bay Area. Janet's family is asking that in lieu of flowers, friends consider a donation to the Kehilla Community Synagogue (www.kehillasynagogue.org), J Street (jstreet.org), Shotgun Players (shotgunplayers.org), or charity of choice.
Janet meant a great deal to many of us in Shakespeare studies and to everyone who had the chance to work with and get to know her. If members of SHAKSPER would like to share their remembrances of Janet either (with Hardy's permission) on list, or with me off list, I will compile the messages and forward them to Janet's family.
[Editor's Note: Of course, I welcome any remembrances subscribers would care to post. Although I did not know Janet Adelman, I was deeply influenced by her work, particularly _Suffocating Mothers: Fantasies of Maternal Origin in Shakespeare's Plays, Hamlet to The Tempest_ which I reviewed for the _Shakespeare Newsletter_. -Hardy M. Cook]
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