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Alain Saint-Säens <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 18 Jun 2009 08:39:07 -0400
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Dear Robert,
Dear Amy,
Dear Members of Teatro-L,
I knew Dr. Nancy Cushing-Daniels very well, and I had the privilege to 
accepting her book for publication with University Press of the South 
some years ago. Nancy was a very gifted, talented, and pioneering, 
scholar. She was a warm, affectionate, always smiling, person I feel 
very honored to have known. The best homenaje to her in this sad day is 
to mention comment by Sherry Velasco, who had reviewed her manuscript:

'Breaking Boundaries, Forming Friendship: Writing and the Convent in 
17th Century Spain'
As the keystone is essential to the structural integrity of the 
archways in the convent, the convent itself is the key to understanding 
the writing of women in seventeenth-century Spain.  Without the 
keystone, the archway at the entrance to the convent might remain 
intact for a short while, but it would eventually crumble under the 
constant force of gravity.  Similarly, without the convent itself, 
women writers in seventeenth century Spain might have experienced some 
success, but eventually they would have crumbled under the relentless 
pressure of male domination.  The convent provided the building blocks 
for what later became a corpus of literature written by women.

“Nancy Cushing-Daniels’ book addresses important issues in early modern 
women’s writing in Spain that are commonly ignored due to the frequent 
separation of secular writing from the convent context.
Cushing-Daniels attempt to bridge this gap (by studying the 
relationship and role of the convent in women’s lives both in and 
outside the cloister) her analysis will undoubtedly provide a worthy 
contribution to Golden Age cultural studies.”

Sherry Velasco

Nancy Cushing-Daniels received her Ph.D. from the University of 
California, Berkeley in Romance Languages and Literatures. She was an 
Associate Professor of Spanish at Gettysburg College.  Her previous 
publications include “Beyond Entertainment: the Story Behind the walls 
of Mariana de Carvajal’s Navidades de Madrid y noches entretenidas.”

ISBN: 1-889431-60-5

Nancy Cushing-Daniels will be missed but not forgotten.

Dr. Alain Saint-Saëns
University Press of the South
Presses Universitaires du Nouveau Monde

-----Original Message-----
From: A. Robert Lauer <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask]
Sent: Wed, Jun 17, 2009 6:01 pm
Subject: Tristes noticias

Hola Roberto,


Me encuentro fuera de la oficina y sin conexion directa al internet; aun
asi me urgia escribirte con noticias tristes.


Hoy me hablo Monica Morales y me informo que Nancy Cushing Daniels
fallecio repentinamente esta manana...no tengo mayores detalles, pero
queria informarte por si acaso conviene notificar a nuestras
colegas...  Muchos la conocen por su trabajo con Maria de Zayas...y
sonrisa luminosa.



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From: monica morales &lt;[log in to unmask]&gt;

&gt; To: &lt;[log in to unmask]&gt;

&gt; Subject: FW: Nancy Cushing-Daniels

&gt; Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2009 14:06:23 -0700


&gt; Amy, acabo de recibir esto de un amigo profesor en Gettysburg.


&gt; &gt; From: Richard Fawley

&gt; &gt; Sent: Wed 6/17/2009 4:42 PM

&gt; &gt; To: everyone-except-students

&gt; &gt; Subject: Nancy Cushing-Daniels

&gt; &gt;

&gt; &gt; From the Office of the Provost:

&gt; &gt;

&gt; &gt; It is with deep sadness that I announce the sudden death this
morning of Nancy Cushing-Daniels, Associate Professor of Spanish. 
Nancy suffered a fatal collapse in her home this morning.  As more
information becomes available, we will keep you updated.  
Nancy has been a member of the Department of Spanish since 1994. 
This is a difficult time for Nancy's family and friends.  Please
keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

&gt; &gt;

James C. White II

&gt; &gt;