It was quite a shock to learn of Prof. Barrett's death, and my deepest condolences to his family, friends, students, and colleagues. As the director of the African American Studies program at UCI for a few years, he gave me many of the opportunities I've had to teach at UCI, for which I am very grateful. I did not see him often, but when I did, I enjoyed our talks. His intellect and conversation were unrivaled. I know he will be greatly missed. Respect.
More information, including a number of links to memorial pages and his work can be accessed via this link:
P.S. Today (7/21) UCI's radio station, KUCI had a program honoring Prof. Barrett. UCR's radio station KUCR broadcast the program simultaneously. The conversation was insightful and gave a vivid picture of the love he had for life and his work. The audio can be heard at the link below.
Subverting the Norm & Penetrating the Orange Curtain
Monday, July 21, 2008
KUCI Subversity: Remembering Lindon Barrett
Faculty colleagues and former and currents students of Lindon Barrett, UC Riverside Professor of English and African American Studies, and earlier at UC Irvine, remember his life and scholarly contributions. Participating: Profs. Katherine Kinney, George Haggerty, Winston James, former UCI Ph.D students Arnold Pan and Lelia Neti, and current Ph.D student Jamie Park, with Daniel C. Tsang, show host.
AUDIO LINK: http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/600/Sv080721.mp3