[Milton-L] Marshall Grossman

Hannibal Hamlin hamlin.hannibal at gmail.com
Tue Mar 29 18:45:47 EDT 2011


With posthumous apologies to Marshall, that should have been "Arminianism,"
not "Arianism."

HH



On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 4:04 PM, Hannibal Hamlin
<hamlin.hannibal at gmail.com>wrote:

> Forgive me for copying my response to this news from the Sidney-Spenser
> list, but I feel this very strongly.
>
> Very sad news. I'd only just heard of his illness and sent an email that he
> will never read. Conversations with Marshall at the Folger were always
> informative, stimulating, and fun. He had a wonderfully mischievous wit, a
> Juvenalian perspective on the world that was balanced with, perhaps also the
> result of, a genuine zeal for reform. I remember being surprised, and also
> not, to learn of his writing for the Huffington Post. Marshall had a cynical
> veneer but a real passion underneath. I remember bumping into him outside
> the Folger one day, and he held me on the sidewalk for almost an hour,
> telling me with excitement about his latest thoughts on Milton and Arianism.
> He'll be missed by many.
>
> Hannibal
>
>
>
>
> On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 4:02 PM, Stackhouse, Amy <AStackhouse at iona.edu>wrote:
>
>> Dear Colleagues,
>> It is with great sadness and heaviness of heart that I write to let you
>> know of Marshall Grossman's passing this afternoon. He was a wonderful
>> mentor and it was an honor to have had him direct my dissertation. I will
>> miss him greatly.
>>
>> Amy
>>
>> From: Kent Cartwright [<mailto:kcartwri at umd.edu>kcartwri at umd.edu<mailto:
>> kcartwri at umd.edu>]
>> Sent: 29 March 2011 19:34
>> To: engl-all; Jason Rosenblatt; Gary D. Hamilton; ann coiro; David Lee
>> Miller; David Norbrook; Sharon Achinstein; Margaret Rice Vasileiou;
>> startame-contact; Anita Sherman; Kandice Chuh; William Sherman; Karen Imler;
>> Gail Paster; <mailto:nsmith at princeton.edu> nsmith at princeton.edu<mailto:
>> nsmith at princeton.edu>
>> Cc: Kent Cartwright
>> Subject: Passing away of Marshall Grossman
>>
>> Dear Colleagues and Friends,
>>
>> It is with profound sadness that I write to inform you that our esteemed
>> colleague Marshall Grossman passed away this afternoon at 1:10
>> p.m.<x-apple-data-detectors://4>  As most of you know, Marshall had been
>> diagnosed in December with cancer; two weeks ago, when treatment proved
>> ineffective, he discontinued chemotherapy.  Marshall died peacefully in the
>> presence of his loving companion Karen Imler and his caring hospice nurse.
>>  Karen informs me that he had had a quiet and restful night, and that he had
>> smiled and registered understanding during a pleasant morning.  Marshall had
>> been visited in recent days by friends and by his family, and he had
>> received numerous messages of admiration and affection from colleagues
>> around the world.  The loss of this vital, brilliant, and extraordinary
>> person is now ours to bear.
>>
>> It is too early for me to provide any information about funeral services,
>> which will be determined by Marshall's surviving family members, but I will
>> share details with you when they become available.  Beyond those services,
>> there will be a departmental memorial event to honor Marshall.
>>
>> Kent
>>
>>
>> Kent Cartwright
>> Professor and Chair
>> Department of English
>> University of Maryland
>> College Park, MD 20742-2315<x-apple-data-detectors://5>
>> Ph. 301-405-3807<tel:301-405-3807>
>> <mailto:kcartwri at umd.edu>kcartwri at umd.edu<mailto:kcartwri at umd.edu>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Mar 29, 2011, at 2:34 PM, "Shoulson, Jeffrey" <
>> jshoulson at mail.as.miami.edu<mailto:jshoulson at mail.as.miami.edu>> wrote:
>>
>> Colleagues,
>>
>> The following is an email that was sent out by Kent Cartwright, chair of
>> the English Department at the University of Maryland, concerning the rapidly
>> declining health of Marshall Grossman.
>>
>> Many on the list know Marshall to be a brilliant, provocative scholar of
>> Milton and early modern studies, always game for a good debate, but in the
>> best spirit of intellectual exchange.  I know I am not the only one who will
>> be very saddened by this news.
>>
>> Jeffrey Shoulson
>>
>> Begin forwarded message:
>>
>> Dear Colleagues:
>>
>> As many of you know, Marshall Grossman is in declining health.  He was
>> diagnosed in December with cancer; he had two embolization treatments in
>> January and underwent chemotherapy in February and March.  Unfortunately,
>> those treatments have not prevented the metastasizing of the cancer.
>>  Chemotherapy has been discontinued, and Marshall is now receiving hospice
>> care at home.  I visited him yesterday; Sangeeta was also there, and Ted
>> visited him recently, too.  He has lost considerable weight and is unable,
>> at this point, to sustain conversation.  Marshall has excellent
>> round-the-clock nursing, and he is also being attended to by his wonderful
>> companion Karen Imler.  Over the weekend, his brother Stephen has also been
>> with him.  If you wish to write to Marshall, I know that Karen is reading
>> his e-mail messages to them, and I am sure that he would be pleased to hear
>> from colleagues.  It is also possible to visit, although any visit would
>> have to remain brief; you should check in!
>>  advance with Karen (at 301-949-3407<tel:301-949-3407> or
>> karenimler at aol.com<mailto:karenimler at aol.com><mailto:karenimler at aol.com
>> >).
>>
>> Kent
>>
>>
>>
>> Kent Cartwright
>> Professor and Chair
>> Department of English
>> University of Maryland
>> College Park, MD 20742
>> Ph. 301-405-3809<tel:301-405-3809>
>> e-mail: kcartwri at umd.edu<mailto:kcartwri at umd.edu><mailto:kcartwri at umd.edu
>> >
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
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> Editor, Reformation
> Organizer, The King James Bible and its Cultural Afterlife
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Hannibal Hamlin
Associate Professor of English
Editor, Reformation
Organizer, The King James Bible and its Cultural Afterlife
http://kingjamesbible.osu.edu/
The Ohio State University
164 West 17th Ave., 421 Denney Hall
Columbus, OH 43210-1340
hamlin.22 at osu.edu/
hamlin.hannibal at gmail.com
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