|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.
- Course Number: ENGL 185
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- Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 185
- Quarter: Spring 2022
What, when, and where was Modernism? This course introduces students, whatever their background, to the historical evolution and the variations of the idea of Modernism provided by the European tradition. Our primary authors are Yeats, Eliot, Mann, Woolf, Beckett, and Joyce.
Week 1: Modernity, the Modern and Modernism
Week 2: Hermeneutics of Suspicion I
The Modernist Spirit of Nietzsche
W B Yeats, The Collected Poems of W B Yeats
Week 3: Hermeneutics of Suspicion II
The Modernist Spirit of Marx
T S Eliot, The Waste Land
Week 4: Hermeneutics of Suspicion III
The Modernist Spirit of Freud
Thomas Mann, Death in Venice
Week 5: Literature Review and Midterm exam
Week 6: The Language of Modernism
Saussure and the ‘Linguistic Turn’
T S Eliot, Four Quartets
Week 7: The Gender of Modernism
Virginia Woolf, Mrs Dalloway and A Room of One’s Own
Week 8: The World of Modernism
Martin Heidegger and ‘Being in the World’
Samuel Beckett, Happy days
Week 9: Modernist History and Myth
James Joyce, Ulysses
Week 10: The Politics and the Aesthetics of Modernism
Excerpts from various literary and theoretical works