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[Xmca-l] Re: Brian Street, R.I.P.

davidbloome@gmail.com is Dave Bloome's contact info. He worked pretty closely with Brian and would be a good point person for a themed issue. I was more tangential and only forwarded the news. p

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Sent: Thursday, June 22, 2017 8:31 PM
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Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: Brian Street, R.I.P.

I knew Brian almost exclusively through our common interest in the work of Jack Goody on the cognitive consequences of literacy. It was an interesting triangle. Brian and I both found things to disagree with Jack about, while finding our own work leading us in allied, but different directions.

As editor for special projects at MCA, might I suggest that some sort of colloquium about Brian's ideas might be an appropriate contribution to the journal?

Note that it was Peter Smagorinsky who forwarded information from David Bloome who apparently some of you communicate with in a more relaxed fashion than ordinary xmca. If someone wants to play convener of such an undertaking, might they contact me?

As Kundera reminds us, the fight of humans against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.


On Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 3:58 PM, Shirley Franklin < s.franklin08@btinternet.com> wrote:

> Thanks David.
> It is so sad that my close, close friend of 50 years has died.
> I got to know Brian as a student at the Oxford Institute of Social 
> Anthropology - not only an academic institution, but also a deeply 
> social one, in the Institute and in the pub!
> And so started a friendship that impacted on the rest of my life, 
> intellectually and socially. And on our families' lives too. We had 
> such great shared holidays.
> He was also our best man.
> Thanks Brains.
> And here we are, recently, in a posh Brighton pub.
> > On 22 Jun 2017, at 23:10, Peter Smagorinsky <smago@uga.edu> wrote:
> >
> > From: David Bloome 
> > <davidbloome@gmail.com<mailto:davidbloome@gmail.com>>
> For those of us who draw upon new literacies scholarship, you will 
> join me in mourning Brian Street.
> > It is with great sadness and pain that I share with you that our 
> > friend
> and colleague Brian Street died last night.  Lalu shared with us that 
> he was listening to Jazz when he died.  Brian had been fighting a long time
> against a cancer that had riddled his body.   There is no information yet
> about memorial and funeral arrangements.  Brian will be remembered for 
> his scholarship and theorizing on literacy and culture; for many of 
> us, we will remember most his optimism about life, his eagerness to 
> engage people in conversation, his friendship, the many doors he 
> opened for others, his love of jazz, and beer at the Bristol pub on Sunday evenings.
> >
> >