Summer 2013

Eileen M. Curran, professor of English, emerita, April 22, 2013, in Scarborough, Maine, at 85. She earned a B.A. and a Ph.D. at Cornell with a B.A. and an M.A. from Cambridge University in between. She taught English at Colby from 1958 to 1992, and from 1973 to 1976 she was director of Miller Library. An authority on 19th-century British periodicals, she was associate editor of the Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals, Vols. 1-3, and carried that project into the 21st century with the Curran Index ( She also published on that site “Biographies of Some Obscure Contributors to 19th-century Periodicals.”