|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 American Literature:
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
- Course Number: ENGL 131HF
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- Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 131AA-ZZ
- Quarter: Fall 2017
How can a Bob Marley song help make you a better literary critic?
What does listening to Bruce Springsteen teach you about race in Mark Twain?
What makes Tom Sawyer so un-American?
Why isn’t Adventures of Huckleberry Finn the book you thought it was?
We’re going to be asking these questions (and far more vexing ones) this fall as we take a deep dive into one of America’s most beloved – and most misunderstood – novels. To help us make sense of Mark Twain’s deceptively simple Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, we’ll be talking about gender as performance, blackface minstrelsy, and medieval chivalry. And that’s just the start. Come see what makes Huckleberry Finn a lot more than a freckle-faced kid in a straw hat facing a moral crisis.