It is with immense sadness that we learned that Daniel Russell, our dear friend, mentor, colleague, and founding member of the “Society for Emblem Studies”, has died after his long illness. Ever generous with his time and insights, we have all been profoundly influenced by his scholarship through his writings or in person, and many of us will deeply miss and treasure his friendship. We owe him so much, and we have been very lucky indeed to have known and worked with him.
We all value Dan for his establishing our discipline through the Society, the journal, and through his hosting of and frequent participation in conferences and publications. He has been a pillar of the discipline and we all have much to thank him for. He will fondly be remembered for his unstinting generosity to his colleagues, path-breaking research, and good will.
Dear Lila, please accept our heartfelt condolences and sympathy. We know that you had a very hard time. You were a big part of his work and we fondly remember you from our meetings over the years. We extend our condolences to you, his son Nicholas who follows as a scholar of French Renaissance literature, and his daughter, Alison.
We all have lost a friend.
Ingrid Hoepel, Chair
in the name of the Society for Emblem Studies