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Joan Lidoff, associate professor of English, died on October 20, 1989. She was 45.
Professor Lidoff was born on June 14, 1944, in Washington, D.C. She earned her bachelor's degree from George Washington University in 1966. She received both her master's and PhD degrees from Harvard University in 1967 and 1976, respectively.
Prior to joining the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin in 1978, Dr. Lidoff taught at the University of Massachusetts and Boston College. At the University, Dr. Lidoff was a pioneer in the study of women's literature, actively participating in the English department's efforts to set up a women's studies program.
Her 1982 book Christina Stead was a study of a twentieth century Australian female writer. Dr. Lidoff had most recently been working on a second book about women's literature. Professor Lidoff delivered invited lectures on the role of women writers before the Modern Language Association and at various institutions, including the State University of New York.
Her honors included a Woodrow Wilson Foundation Fellowship and a Dexter Fellowship to England from Harvard University.<signed>
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Biographical sketch prepared by Teresa Palomo Acosta and posted on the Faculty Council web site on November 17, 2000. Additional biographical sources can be found in the UT Office of Public Affairs.