Joanna Russ in Hospice Following Strokes

It is always unfortunate to hear of someone experiencing a stroke–a neurological event that erases functions, memories, and eventually the self. It is particularly difficult to accept something so terrible happening to someone you respect a great deal. This is the now the case with Joanna Russ. By email to the feministsf email list, Ide Cyan shared a link to SF Site’s short report: Joanna Russ in Hospice. Apparently, she has endured “a series of strokes” and she is now in hospice care.

I have wrote on Joanna Russ’ scholarship in a previous post here.

UPDATE: I am afraid that Joanna Russ has passed away. More information here.

I am a professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY whose teaching includes composition and technical communication, and research focuses on 20th/21st-century American culture, science fiction, neuroscience, and digital technology.

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Who is Dynamic Subspace?

Dr. Jason W. Ellis shares his interdisciplinary research and pedagogy on Its focus includes the exploration of science, technology, and cultural issues through science fiction and neuroscientific approaches. It includes vintage computing, LEGO, and other wonderful things, too.

He is an Assistant Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY (City Tech) where he teaches college writing, technical communication, and science fiction.

He holds a Ph.D. in English from Kent State University, M.A. in Science Fiction Studies from the University of Liverpool, and B.S. in Science, Technology, and Culture from Georgia Tech.

Reach him by email at jellis at citytech dot cuny dot edu.


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