Sarah Schuetze

Sarah Schuetze

Testimonials and Remembrances

Messages from the SEA community upon hearing the sad news on the SEA listserv from Professor Rust that Professor Sarah Schuetze had passed away in January 2021.

Dear SEA community,

Please join me in mourning the tragic loss of Professor Sarah Schuetze, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Sarah’s friendship and her work will be dearly missed. Formal memorial plans have not yet been announced. Speaking personally, I can say only that Sarah was not just my dissertation advisee – she was a light in my life, as I know she was for so many others.

In shock and sorrow,

Marion Rust
Editor, Early American Literature


By Patrick Erben

Dear Marion and all,

Thank you for conveying this terrible news about our colleague Sarah Schuetze. We grieve with you the loss of a beloved friend and outstanding early Americanist scholar and teacher.

In these times of turmoil and sorrow, let’s remember Sarah’s great spirit; I will always treasure her love for all animals, especially the non-human ones.


Dr. Patrick M. Erben
Professor and Head of Graduate Studies in English
President, Society of Early Americanists (, 2019-2021
University of West Georgia


By Melissa Adams-Campbell

I am heartbroken to hear this sad news.  Sara was such a welcoming and warm person.  What a loss for our community and for her friends and family.

Melissa Adams-Campbell
Northern Illinois University


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