Phil Bailey dies at age 83

Philip Hinds Bailey, a former member of the English Department (now the Department of Literary Arts) died on June 11, 2012 at the age of 83 in Maine. Phil was born in Livermore Falls, Maine in 1928. He graduated from Colby College in 1951 and studied at Columbia University and Brown University. Phil served in the Army from 1954 to 1956 in Germany. He taught Shakespeare and children’s literature at RISD and while he was still a fairly new member of RISD’s faculty, the yearbook was dedicated to him. He and Judy Sue Goodwin-Sturges (Professor, Illustration) collaborated on one of the first team-taught, interdisciplinary courses at RISD and he was involved in the Looking Glass Theater. Phil retired as an Assistant Professor in the early 1990s to the beloved family homestead but returned in 2000 to teach one last irresistible class on Shakespeare’s love plays.

Judy Sue Goodwin Sturges, obituary, Philip Bailey

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