|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.
Society, Culture, and Information:
Can We Have a Fourth Amendment Right to Privacy in a National Security State?
- Course Number: ENGL 148RP
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- Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 148AA-ZZ
- Quarter: Winter 2015
The revelations by Edward Snowden regarding illegal NSA surveillance of American citizens have thrown the issue of privacy into the foreground of public discourse. What is privacy? Is it one of the main ways we secure and protect our self and home? How does the law protect privacy as a right? When should the state compromise the privacy of some in the interests of national security? How is privacy impacted by new technologies, like the telephone, the video camera, and the Internet (e.g. Facebook privacy settings)? We will set these questions in an historical and public policy framework by studying a broad range of literature, law, and public debate. This will include the Fourth Amendment of the US Constitution, Justice Brandeis on “the right to be left alone;” the case of Edward Snowden, and novels (from Jane Austen to Orwell’s 1984 to The Circle—a dystopian novel about Google).
Assignments: 2 papers, a media remix presentation and a late midterm on the reading.