Professor Harold Scheub retires this month

Harold Scheub lecturing in 1993

Professor Harold Scheub retires this month having marked nearly one half-century as a graduate student, alumnus, and then faculty member of the Department of African Languages and Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His commitment to the oral traditions of Africa is deep and well-documented. Nevertheless, it falls short of his deepest passion: bringing students to engage with those traditions and pressing students to grow intellectually. That passion kept Harold at the front of Bascom 272 for four decades.

Thank you, Harold, for your service to the scholarship of African literature and oral traditions, to the department and the university you call home, and to the storytellers whose legacy you have preserved and shared with us.

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