In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Kathleen F. Lundeen

We are saddened to announce that long-time PAMLA member, retired Western Washington University Professor of English and past chair of the Western English Department, and former PAMLA President, Kathleen F. Lundeen, has died. Kathy was a kind and generous friend to many at PAMLA and at Western Washington University, and will be remembered for her kindness, wit, and generous spirit.

In Memoriam: Eugene Saxe

We are saddened to announce that dedicated PAMLA member Eugene W. Saxe (Gene) died on July 12, 2019. Gene was active in PAMLA, having presided for a number of years over the Shakespeare sessions at the annual conference. A gentleman scholar and a lover of Shakespeare and the theater, Gene fought for faculty rights, having served as lead plaintiff in a successful lawsuit to return tenure rights at MSU Denver (which took place when a previous Board decided to remove faculty tenure).

In Memoriam: Hector Mario Cavallari

Hector Mario Cavallari

We are saddened to announce that long-time PAMLA member, Mills College Professor of Spanish and co-chair of the Spanish program, and former PAMLA President, Hector Mario Cavallari, died on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2016. Cavallari was a kind and generous friend to many at PAMLA and at Mills College. He came to Mills in the fall of 1986, where he quickly developed a reputation as a caring, unwaveringly committed scholar. He published in Pacific Coast Philology, but widely elsewhere too, and always with care, thoughtfulness, and a love of language.

In Memoriam: Mark Bundy

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of longtime PAMLA member Mark Bundy. Bundy, a lecturer in the Media and Cultural Studies Department at Univeristy of California, Riverside, brought insight, energy and joy to each and every PAMLA session that he attended, chaired, and presided over.

In Memoriam: Jens Rieckmann

Jens Rieckmann

Jens Rieckmann, Professor Emeritus of German at the University of California, Irvine died on December 8, 2013. He was only 69 years old—too young to pass away and to leave behind his beloved partner of 43 years, David Perkins; his many friends; his books; and his home with its well-stocked kitchen and its beautifully tended garden in Amherst, New Hampshire. But congestive heart failure cut short the life of one who touched many of us—with his intellect as much as with his open and warm personality.

In Memoriam: Gunter H. Hertling

Gunter Hertling

Gunter H. Hertling, Professor Emeritus of Germanics and well-known scholar of 19th-Century German Literature, died on Sunday, January 19, 2014.

In Memoriam: Carol Downey

Carol Downey

English Professor Brought New Insights to Shakespeare's Plays

CRESTLINE, California — Carol Downey, 63, of Crestline, CA, died March 18, 2014, at Mountains Community Hospital in Lake Arrowhead, California, after a long illness.

In Memoriam: Hans Wagener

Hans Wagener

Sadly, PAMLA has lost another longstanding, active member: Hans Wagener, Professor of German at UCLA. Hans was PAMLA President from 1990-1991 and a frequent presenter and presiding officer at PAMLA conferences. In his presidential speech at the PAMLA conference in Las Vegas in 1991, entitled “Winning the Jackpot: German Writers Who Made It Big” (published in Pacific Coast Philology, Vol. 27, Nr. 1, pp. 3-9), he first gives an overview of German writers who emigrated to the United States with hopes to “make it big.” Many, he explains, ended up struggling financially.

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