In Remembrance of Susanne and Half Zantop

Today the Dartmouth community, the Departments of Comparative Literature, Earth Science and German Studies mark the 20th anniversary of the tragic loss of Susanne and Half Zantop, professors of Dartmouth College, who were murdered in their home on January 27, 2001. At the time of her death, Susanne Zantop held the Parents' Distinguished Research Professorship in the Humanities, was chairing the German Studies Department, and was Graduate Director of the Comparative Literature MA program.  Author and editor of numerous books including the pathbreaking Colonial Fantasies: Conquest, Family, and Nation in Precolonial Germany, 177-1870 (1997), Susanne was a much beloved teacher and colleague.  The Zantop Memorial Lecture in Comparative Literature has been held in her honor since 2002.