In Memoriam: Professor Marie Borroff

Marie Borroff
July 11, 2019

Along with the rest of the university and the field of literary studies, the Yale Department of English mourns the passing of one of its own: Sterling Professor Emeritus, Marie Borroff. In 1965, Marie became the first woman to hold a tenured appointment in this department, and one of the first two in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. She was also the first woman to be appointed as a Sterling Professor, the university’s highest honor. Marie was an inspiring friend and mentor to many of us in Yale English, and we will greatly miss her erudition and her generosity. 

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 26, at 11:00am in Battell Chapel. A reception will follow at the Graduate Club.

For more on her illustrious life and career, please see the notice in the Yale News. 

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