UC Berkeley English Professor Emeritus Dies at 69

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UC Berkeley professor emeritus Janet Adelman, who specialized in interpreting Shakespearean and Renaissance literature through a psychoanalytic and feminist lens, died Tuesday morning. She was 69.

Born in 1941, Adelman taught English at UC Berkeley from 1968 to 2007, according to English department chair Samuel Otter. She was a recipient of the 1986 Distinguished Teaching Award, as well as former chair of the department.

Adelman's funeral service was held Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Kehilla Community Synagogue in Piedmont, Calif.

Contact Leah Moskovic at [email protected]

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