|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.
Journeys into Blood:
Late 20th and 21st Century Native American Narrative
- Course Number: ENGL 134NA
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- Advisory Enrollment Information:
May be repeated for credit providing letter designations are different.
- Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 134AA-ZZ
- Quarter: Spring 2017
This course as journey focuses on “decolonizing methodologies” through living voices: what it means to listen to and to respect narrative from an indigenous perspective. Beginning with short stories and intense immersion into alternate practices of literary engagement, the class will leave with respect for linguistics, a knowledge of the law, and an understanding of non-western as well as what is useful from western approaches to novels, oral narratives, memoir, ecological and non-fiction essays, documentary film, and poetry. Steeped in the study of verb-based language and the awareness of ceremony, these narratives question the tyranny of the temporal while instructing us in specific bonds of kinship. The project narrated into being by these authors revise past categories of point of view to guide us from the profane (see the U.N.’s definition of “cultural genocide”) to glimpses of a transformative conception of animacy as the sacred. The approach is both intratribal and, by accreting definition, comparative. Authors include: Stephen Graham Jones (Blackfeet), Leslie Marmon Silko (Laguna Pueblo), Louise Erdrich (Anishinabe). LeAnne Howe (Choctaw), Louis Owens (Cherokee-Choctaw), and Deborah Miranda (Chumash).