[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

[Xmca-l] Re: Ruqaiya Hasan

Thanks for passing along the news, as unwelcome as it is, Phill.
Perhaps organizing something around MCA in her honor would be worthwhile.?

On Thursday, June 25, 2015, Phil Chappell <philchappell@mac.com> wrote:

> Many on this list will know of Ruqaiya Hasan's work and may even have
> joined in an XMCA seminar we had back in the mid noughties. She was a great
> advocate of intersections between Vygotsky, Halliday, Bernstein and Marx.
> I'm sad to pass this message on.
> Phil Chappell
> Dear SFL Friends
> With great sadness I have to tell you that Ruqaiya passed away suddenly
> yesterday afternoon.  She suffered heart failure, brought on by the stress
> of the cancer and the infection, which had so weakened her body.
> Fortunately Michael was with her at that moment, and for some time
> beforehand.
> I have just spoken with Michael, and want to reassure you that he is doing
> well in these circumstances - as courageous and determined as you know he
> would be.
> There will be a small funeral service in Sydney next week.  The time and
> date are still being arranged, and details will be posted when they are
> available.  There will also be a much larger scholarly event to celebrate
> Ruqaiya's life and work, and to keep it moving forward, later in the year
> at Macquarie University.
> A wonderful life, an immense scholarly contribution, an extraordinary
> friend to so many people around the world.
> Best regards,
> Geoff Williams


All there is to thinking is seeing something noticeable which makes
you see something you weren't noticing which makes you see something
that isn't even visible. N. McLean, *A River Runs Through it*