Wicked smart, devilishly funny, unbelievably kind, tough as nails. RIP EKS.*

Truly one of the greatest Victorianists of all time–and, of course, she was so, so, so much more. We at the Graduate Center will mourn her wit, warmth, and generosity dearly, but it’s truly been an honour to have her with us for over ten years.

Great links at eveksedgwick.wordpress.com. And do check out the post by David Shankbone, who took the incredible, oft-reproduced photograph displayed above. It’s just one more example of the kindness she shone on every body.

*The R stands for Reincarnate.