2015年08月24日

謹告:Millicent Bell教授ご逝去

Millicent Bell教授の訃報をお知らせしましたが、お見苦しい体裁
のお知らせとなってしまいましたこと、お詫び申し上げます。
Courtmanche氏からの文章を再掲いたします。

   Dr. Millicent Bell, a literary scholar, author, and professor emerita 
at Boston University, died peacefully in her home on August 6, 2015 
at the age of 95. 
   Born Millicent Lang, she spent her youth in Brooklyn, New York. 
From an early age, Dr. Bell was devoted to literature. Declared a 
prodigy, she entered high school at the age of nine and enrolled in 
NYU at the age of fifteen. It was there, as an English major, that she 
met her husband Eugene Bell. Their shared passion for peace, justice, 
the sciences, and the arts, carried on through seven devoted decades 
together. 
   Dr. Bell began her career in journalism during WWII, when women in 
the newsroom were scarce. She worked as a reporter for the Savannah 
Evening Press, the Toledo Blade, the Philadelphia Record, and Time, Inc, 
also serving as an Associate Editor of Architectural Forum. She went on 
to earn a Masters Degree and Doctorate of English Literature from Brown 
University.
   For 25 years she taught the great works of American and English 
literature at Boston University. She held prominent roles in many literary 
organizations, most notably President of the Hawthorne Society. 
Her scholarly articles and literary translations appeared in academic 
journals and in the New York Review of Books. Published works include 
"Meaning in Henry James," "Shakespeare's Tragic Skepticism," and 
"Marquand a Life," which was nominated for the National Book Award in 
biography, and for the Pulitzer Prize. Dr. Bell has been widely honored 
for her works including a National Endowment for the Humanities Senior 
Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Fulbright Travel Grant to 
France. Throughout her life, she traveled the world as a lecturer and 
guest professor. 
   Together with her husband, she was a lifetime advocate for 
humanitarian and environmental causes. She took her greatest pleasures 
in walking through the city of Boston, traveling to Cape Cod and to 
France, reading poetry, and spending time with her family. She will be 
remembered for her commitment to the study of literature, her contagious 
intellectual curiosity, and her fierce appetite for the bounty of life. 
   She was a very devoted philanthropist, establishing the Millicent and 
Eugene Bell Foundation, endowing the Bell Center for Regenerative 
Biology and Tissue Engineering at the Marine Biological Laboratory in 
Woods Hole, establishing fellowships in literature at NYU and biology 
at MIT as well as a professorship in Tissue Engineering at University of 
Chicago, and an endowment at Massachusetts General Hospital. 
   She is survived by her children and grandchildren and loved by many 
far and wide.    

posted by NHSJ at 23:50| 日記

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Millicent Bell教授が逝去されたとの訃報を受けました。

Bell教授と申しますと、HAWTHORNE AND THE REALという論集が

記憶に新しいと思われます。以下に,Courtmanche氏よりご連絡を受

けた際に添えられていましたBell教授の業績ご紹介文となります。

Bell先生のご冥福を祈願申し上げます。



   Dr. Millicent Bell, a literary scholar,
author, and professor emerita 

at Boston University, died peacefully in her home
on August 6, 2015 

at the age of 95. 

   Born Millicent Lang, she spent her youth in
Brooklyn, 
New York. From 

an early age, Dr. Bell was devoted to literature.
Declared a prodigy, 
she 

entered high school at the age of nine and enrolled in
NYU at the age 
of 

fifteen. It was there, as an English major, that she met her
husband 

Eugene Bell. Their shared passion for peace, justice, the sciences, and 

the arts, carried on through seven devoted decades together.


   Dr.
Bell began her career in journalism during WWII, when women in 

the newsroom
were scarce. She worked as a reporter for the Savannah 

Evening Press, the
Toledo Blade, the Philadelphia Record, and Time, Inc, 

also serving as an
Associate Editor of Architectural Forum. She went on 

to earn a Masters Degree
and Doctorate of English Literature from Brown 

University. 

   For 25 years she
taught the great works of American and English 

literature at Boston University.
She held prominent roles in many literary 

organizations, most notably President
of the Hawthorne Society.  

Her scholarly articles and literary
translations appeared in academic journals 

and in the New York Review of Books.
Published works include “Meaning in 

Henry James,” “Shakespeare's Tragic
Skepticism,” and “Marquand a Life,” 

which was nominated for the National Book
Award in biography, and for 

the Pulitzer Prize.  Dr. Bell has been widely
honored for her works including 

a National Endowment for the Humanities Senior
Fellowship, a Guggenheim 

Fellowship, and a Fulbright Travel Grant to France.
Throughout her life, she 

traveled the world as a lecturer and guest professor.


   Together
with her husband, she was a lifetime advocate for humanitarian 

and
environmental causes. She took her greatest pleasures in walking 

through the
city of Boston, traveling to Cape Cod and to France, reading poetry, 

and
spending time with her family. She will be remembered for her commitment 

to the
study of literature, her contagious intellectual curiosity, and and her fierce 

appetite for the bounty of life.

   She was
a very devoted philanthropist, establishing the Millicent and Eugene 

Bell
Foundation, endowing the Bell Center for Regenerative Biology and Tissue 

Engineering at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, establishing 

fellowships in literature at NYU and biology at MIT as well as a professorship 

in Tissue Engineering at University of Chicago, and an endowment 

at
Massachusetts General Hospital.


   She is
survived by her children and grandchildren and loved by many far and wide.



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