It is with sadness that we report the passing of Emeritus Professor Edward (Eddie) Alexander. Professor Alexander was a faculty member in the English department for 44 years before retiring in 2004. During his prolific and influential career as a Victorian literary scholar, a scholar of Lionel Trilling and Irving Howe, and a scholar of Jewish history and culture, Professor Alexander published numerous books, critical editions, and edited collections. In 1974, he co-founded the Jewish Studies Department at the University of Washington, which he also chaired from 1974-1981. He remained an active critic and essayist during his retirement, regularly writing about Israel and Anti-Semitism. Professor Alexander passed away on August 22. Below is a link to his obituary.
We will include an In Memoriam of Professor Alexander in the upcoming English Matters newsletter.