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[Xmca-l] Re: Joe Glick



Joe was one of the most fun academics I ever met (probably along with John Dore the most fun.  I took a course they taught together once, people were hanging from the rafters. I had such a good time I forgot where were all supposed to be very serious people talking about very serious things). I still use a lot of Joeisms in my graduate classes.  I remember my first visit to SRCD.  I went up to him really excited saying I had been to some sessions that really gave me hope, that everybody seemed to be searching for something new.  He lit up one of those extra long cigarettes he smoked - Joe was always very dramatic - and said in his best, "Look, I only have time to say this once" voice,

Nothing is going to change Michael. Twenty years ago they were saying the same thing about doing new things. In twenty years they're going to be saying the same things about doing new things. That's the way these people are.

Joe spoke truth to power, but didn't really care if power never answered back.  His attitude seemed to be, "I told them what I think, screw 'em."

There were few like him and there will be few to come and it was an honor to be his student.

That and his constant twenty year (or more) argument with Harry Beilin was the greatest academic show on earth.

Michael

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Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: Joe Glick

Joe Glick died this morning. He was my mentor, graduate advisor, and lifelong dear friend. The first time I ever saw him, I had a huge crush on him, this scholar in his large bluish gray office. I worked in Sylvia Scribner's lab on the sixth floor of the CUNY graduate school and would walk down the back steps to the fifth floor just to walk by his office several times a day and observe him sitting there surrounded by books and gadgets and often students and colleagues. I stood outside of his classes to listen in before I became his student. That was 1990. Finally one day, I met him. I sat down in his office and we started what became a lifelong conversation. We used to chat between offices on the 90s version of the internet, long streams of witty one liners back and forth. I fell in love with language through those interactions. Joe became my advisor through a PhD that took me as long as I could make it last, 15 years. He protected me from the administration, received me for hours every time I walked into his office or his apartment. He asked me hard questions and told me hard truths. He made me think and work hard and read and write. I visited him twice in the past few months, once in the hospital and once at home. He called me the day after I was laid off just a few weeks ago with advice and warmth and worry. I had just left him a message the day before yesterday saying I was coming next week again to see him at his house. I thought he was getting better. I saw him as recovering. And he was so funny and so undramatic when I visited him that I was sure of it. I told him how much he meant to me and how much I loved him when I visited him in the hospital in April, and for that I am so glad. I'm grateful for this wonderful person and so terribly sad that he is gone.


> On Jul 19, 2017, at 3:48 PM, David Kellogg <dkellogg60@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> In 2012 when we were preparing to bring out a Korean version of 
> "History of the Development of the Higher Mental Functions" I tried to 
> do a Korean version of Professor Glick's magisterial preface on the 
> Vygotsky of "Though and Language" (that is, the 1962 Hanfmann and 
> Vakar translation) the Vygotsky of "Mind in Society"and Piaget. He 
> was--exactly as others have said--extremely generous, kind, helpful, 
> and insightful, and he even wrote us a beautiful jacket blurb, which I will always treasure.
> 
> --
> David Kellogg
> Macquarie University
> 
> "The Great Globe and All Who It Inherit:
> Narrative and Dialogue in Story-telling with Vygotsky, Halliday, and 
> Shakespeare"
> 
> Free Chapters Downloadable at:
> 
> https://www.sensepublishers.com/media/2096-the-great-globe-and-all-who
> -it-inherit.pdf
> 
> Recent Article: Thinking of feeling: Hasan, Vygotsky, and Some 
> Ruminations on the Development of Narrative in Korean Children
> 
> Free E-print Downloadable at:
> 
> http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/8Vaq4HpJMi55DzsAyFCf/full
> 
> 
> 
> 
>> On Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 2:26 AM, Kris Gutierrez <gutierkd@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>> this is heartbreaking news!  Joe was one of the smartest and most 
>> thoughtful persons I knew.  Wow.  What a loss.  Last I heard from him was
>> around a recent posting of his grandchild on FB.   very sad indeed.   Kris
>> 
>> Kris D. Gutiérrez
>> Carol Liu Professor
>> Graduate School of Education
>> University of California, Berkeley
>> 5629 Tolman Hall
>> Berkeley, CA 94720-1670
>> gutierrkd@berkeley.edu
>> 
>> 
>> 
>>> On Jul 19, 2017, at 8:17 AM, mike cole <mcole@ucsd.edu> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Damn!
>>> Joe was a long time colleague and friend who introduced me to
>> developmental
>>> psychology, engaged with me in our early adventures into 
>>> cross-cultural psychology, and continued to enrich not only my life, 
>>> but those of many others over many decades.
>>> 
>>> Sad day in the Cole household and many others around the world.
>>> 
>>> mike
>>> 
>>>> On Wed, Jul 19, 2017 at 8:01 AM, Goncu, Artin <goncu@uic.edu> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> Dear All,
>>>> 
>>>> According to a post on facebook by his spouse, Joe Glick left this 
>>>> world this morning.  I am deeply saddened by this loss, and wished 
>>>> to share my sorrow here.
>>>> 
>>>> Artin Goncu, Ph.D
>>>> http://www.artingoncu.com/
>>>> Professor Emeritus,
>>>> University of Illinois at Chicago
>>>> College of Education M/C 147
>>>> 1040 W. Harrison St.
>>>> Chicago, IL 60607
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>> 
>>