In Memoriam


Miriam Hansen


Miriam Hansen, an influential film scholar who founded the University’s Cinema and Media Studies program, died February 5, 2011, in Chicago. “Hansen was able to work out an intersection between film history, film analysis and film theory few have ever matched,” wrote her colleague Tom Gunning, in a tribute. Her contributions to the field were also recognized in remembrances published by former students and friends and in a New York Times obituary.

Read the University’s complete obituary of Hansen, the Ferdinand Schevill Distinguished Service Professor in the humanities, cinema and media studies, English language and literature, and the College.

Memorial contributions may be made online or directed to the Miriam Hansen Fellowship Fund, c/o Division of the Humanities, 1115 East 58th Street, Chicago, IL 60637. 


James E. Miller Jr., AM’47, PhD’49


James E. Miller Jr., a literary scholar who brought American authors to life for three decades of University students, died on September 9, 2010, his 90th birthday. Considered the father of modern Whitman studies, “Jim had a broad grasp of American literature and [his] textbooks were used by tens of thousands of students over many decades,” said Ed Folsom, codirector of the Walt Whitman Archive, in a Chicago Tribune obituary.

Read the University’s complete obituary of Miller, the Helen A. Regenstein Professor Emeritus of English.


Ian Mueller


Ian Mueller, Professor Emeritus in Philosophy, passed away suddenly on August 6, 2010. “Ian Mueller was the preeminent philosopher and historian of ancient Greek mathematics in his generation,” said colleague Jonathan Lear. In a guest book maintained by the Philosophy Department, former students and colleagues wrote remembrances.

Read the University’s complete obituary.

Contributions to the Joseph Regenstein Library in Ian Mueller’s memory are welcome and can be made online.