[Milton-L] Very sad news

Margaret Thickstun mthickst at hamilton.edu
Fri Jan 19 11:53:44 EST 2018


I do hope that someone is creating a digest of these lovely tributes to
present to Diane's family.--Margie

On Fri, Jan 19, 2018 at 11:47 AM, Ainsworth, David <dainsworth at ua.edu>
wrote:

> Late to the news after a particularly busy week: I join in the collective
> sadness over our loss of a great and generous scholar. Diane’s work has
> deeply influenced my own, and I shall never forget sitting beside her at
> the Beaufort, SC International Milton Symposium, on a swing by the ocean,
> gently swinging as we talked. While I didn’t get the chance to know her
> very well in person, I can’t help but associate that context and
> circumstance with her and think how well it fit the conversation.
>
>
>
> Of course, as she and I swung, serene, I was inwardly expressing that
> graduate student disbelief: *I CAN’T BELIEVE I’M SITTING NEXT TO AND
> TALKING WITH ***DIANE MCCOLLEY***!*
>
>
>
> Whenever I write or teach about something which her scholarship touched, I
> still can’t believe it.
>
>
>
> David
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> *From:* milton-l-bounces at richmond.edu [mailto:milton-l-bounces@
> richmond.edu] *On Behalf Of *GREEN, MANDY A.L.
> *Sent:* Sunday, January 14, 2018 8:20 AM
> *To:* John Milton Discussion List <milton-l at richmond.edu>
> *Subject:* Re: [Milton-L] Very sad news
>
>
>
> Sad news indeed; her work was an inspiration to me and so many others,
>
> Mandy
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>
>
> *From:* milton-l-bounces at richmond.edu [mailto:milton-l-bounces@
> richmond.edu <milton-l-bounces at richmond.edu>] *On Behalf Of *Steve Fallon
> *Sent:* 13 January 2018 13:54
> *To:* John Milton Discussion List <milton-l at richmond.edu>
> *Subject:* Re: [Milton-L] Very sad news
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>
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> Gardner,
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> Thanks for sharing this very Dad news. Diane was a model scholar and a
> marvelous human being.
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>
> Steve
>
> Sent from my Android with its unruly Autocorrect
>
>
>
> On Jan 12, 2018 11:58 PM, "Gardner Campbell" <gardner.campbell at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> Dear colleagues,
>
> Diane McColley has passed away.
>
> She saved my life. Without her work, friendship, and encouragement I would
> not be here. I am far from alone in that respect, I know.
>
> My sincere condolences to all her loved ones. I loved her too.
>
> Nothing more I can say at this point.
>
> Gardner
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-- 
Margaret Thickstun
Jane Watson Irwin Professor of Literature
Chair, Literature and Creative Writing
Hamilton College
198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323
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