|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.
Creative Imagination of Racial Justice:
Contemporary Non-Fiction and Social Transformation
- Course Number: ENGL 134RJ
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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 2021
How is the personal political? How do personal stories and histories offer models of reckoning with race, immigration, belonging, justice, and nationhood? How is the critical made creative and the creative made critical?
This course examines how creative non-fiction imagines social transformation and builds paths toward racial consciousness and solidarity. Through the many forms of creative non-fiction— autobiography, essay, memoir, testimonio, and travelogue, among others—we will explore the connections between personal and local experiences of oppression and national and global forms of racism, coloniality, and empire in our current moment.
Reading as global citizens and as writers, students will delve into the creative, rhetorical, and critical strategies through which non-fictional narratives allow us to think collectively. They will also tap into their own creative imagination of racial consciousness, solidarity, and justice to craft and write their own non-fiction narratives.
This course will focus on contemporary, twenty-first century non-fiction, autobiographical texts, likely including work by Asha Bandele, Patrisse Cullors, Cherríe Moraga, Cathy Park Hong, Arundhati Roy, Tracy K. Smith, and Jesmyn Ward, as well as essay collections such as The Fire this Time and Wise Latinas.
This course will be co-taught by Swati Rana and Maria Sintura.