Dear Francoise and Bank Streeters,
I want to echo Tim and say thanks so much for letting us know, Francoise. Angela was such a strong scholar - I remember her papers at both Pittsburgh and Lincoln vividly, and I'm glad to hear her paper will be coming out in Cather Studies. She was a strong person, too - with some others, I was able to spend some very enjoyable times with her in Pittsburgh, where in spite of her health issues she was always smart and insightful, and with a good sense of humor, too.
Does anyone have contact information (and the names of) her husband and children, for those of us who would like to send cards?
Thank you for letting us know about dear Angela, though the news sent a wave of real grief down virtual Bank Street. We loved having Angela at the Pittsburgh seminar, and I distinctly remember she and about four other companions ubering across the city, hills be damned. In January, before she launched into a new round of treatments, she completed the revisions we requested of her alchemy paper, which Bank Streeters can look forward to reading in Cather Studies 13. Angela and her collaborator Karen Marquis provided my first introduction to Cather's New York City during the splendid Drew colloquium of 1998. Here's hoping her kids and husband, like Merrill's daughter and a few Murphys over the years, will keep in touch with her Cather family.
Best, Tim Bintrim
Julie Olin-Ammentorp, Ph.D.
Dept. of English
Director, Gender & Women's Studies program
Le Moyne College
1419 Salt Springs Rd.
Syracuse, NY 13214