|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.
Afro-American Fiction and Criticism,
1920's to the present
- Course Number: ENGL 191
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- Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 191
- Quarter: Spring 2020
This course examines African American fiction from the 1920s to the 1970s and the meaning of ‘Black creativity.’ These years of Black creativity are marked by social movements for justice, equality, and liberation. Even still, Black writers regularly debated the political purpose and relevant forms of Black expression. Issues of class, white patronage, and audience also circumscribed these debates. Together, we will explore how The New Negro Movement, Left Struggles, The Civil Rights Movement, The Black Power Movement, and the Black Feminist Movement worked in tandem with Black authors’ creative and critical writings. They portray, explore, and often challenge the exercise of racist oppression and the struggles against it. The course is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in the literary history of and critical approaches to 20th century African American literature.