|In Memoriam – Glyn Salton-Cox
The English Department is devastated to announce the death over the New Year of our colleague Glyn Salton-Cox. To his family, loved ones, and friends here, in his native Britain, and throughout the world, we offer our deepest and most heartfelt condolences. Glyn was a brilliant scholar, a very popular teacher, and the kindest of colleagues.
The Department of English invites you to a commemoration of our colleague Glyn Salton-Cox on Friday, March 3d, 2023.
We will gather in the Faculty Club’s Betty Elings Wells Pavilion at 3:00 pm and then move to the Terrace at 4:00 pm for a reception. Please let us know of any accessibility requests.
Studies in Literary Theory and Criticism:
Affect Theory and Practice
- Course Number: ENGL 236
- Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 236
- Quarter: Fall 2016
How does literature feel? What creates its feelings states? What relation is there between literary feeling and human emotion?
Why is emotional understanding important—to our work as scholars, teachers, and humanists?
In this seminar, we’ll explore affect—its nature, meanings, presence, and significance to the study of the verbal arts—through neuroscience, contemporary psychoanalysis, philosophy, and literary theory.
Each seminar member will choose a literary work by any author, from any period, genre, nation about which s/he has strong feelings to read as an affect theory project at the seminar’s close.
We’ll bring selections from the “Affect/ Feeling/Emotion” section of the Literature and Mind Field List, as well as from:
Henry James’ *The Golden Bowl*, Joseph LeDoux’s *The Feeling Brain*, Antonio Damasio’s *The Feeling of What Happens*, Jaak Penksepp’s *Affective Neuroscience*, Alan Schore’s *Affect Regulation*, William James’ *The Principles of Psychology*, Donna Orange’s *Emotional Understanding*, Thomas Dixon’s *From Passion to Emotions*, essays David Miall and Don Kuiken, Martha Nussbaum’s *Love’s Knowledge* and/or *Upheavals of Thought*.
*FIRST MEETING ASSIGNMENT*: I will email the class with readings attached for our first seminar meeting by mid-August.