We pass on the sad news that Barbara Kiefer Lewalski, renowned Miltonist and William R. Kenan, Jr. Research Professor of History and English Literature at Harvard University from 1983 to 2010, passed away on Friday 2nd March.

Messages of condolence can be sent to her son,

David Lewalski

166 University Avenue

Providence, RI 02906 USA

Contributions in her memory can be made to Doctors Without Borders or the Rhode Island Philharmonic. Barbara also supported the Southern Poverty Law Center, ACLU, and Planned Parenthood.

A remembrance service is planned for Monday, March 12, at 4:00 p.m., at Monahan, Drabble and Sherman Funeral Home, 230 Waterman Street, Providence RI.  Calling hours are from 1-4.