Commemorating Lee Roloff

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Leland (“Lee”) H. Roloff made a profound impact on his students, colleagues, and friends. Detailing that impact reveals the ways the labors of commemoration both succumb to and challenge the view of performance as that which disappears. This personal memorial essay uses accounts of Lee Roloff’s pedagogy, references to the Greek myths and formulations of indigenous peoples, American poetry, the Jungian practice of sandplay therapy, and Lee’s own scholarship to discuss and celebrate his legacy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)90-96
Number of pages7
JournalText and Performance Quarterly
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 3 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Communication
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
  • Literature and Literary Theory


  • Leland H. Roloff
  • memory
  • mentoring
  • mourning
  • performance of poetry
  • sandplay therapy
  • storytelling


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