|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.
Literature of the Pacific
- Course Number: ENGL 165LP
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- Advisory Enrollment Information:
May be repeated for credit providing letter designations are different.
- Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 165AA-ZZ
- Quarter: Fall 2020
The Pacific Ocean has been exhaustively represented in utopian and exotic terms, from voluminous blue expanses of ocean to tropical beaches and palm trees, lost treasures and pirates, cannibals, and remote rainforests. In this course, we will explore these and alternative stories of this ocean. We will begin by considering the imaginative histories of islands and seawater, reading authors such as Herman Melville, Jules Verne, Barbara Baynton, and Janet Frame. We will then consider how contemporary writers imagine water and the ocean, from atomic bomb literatures to fictions of climate change. Along the way, we will explore the scholarly field of the environmental humanities and consider the importance of water for imagination and culture.