|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.
Studies in Literary Criticism and Theory:
Ecology and Psychology
- Course Number: ENGL 236
- Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 236
- Quarter: Winter 2015
In this class, we will study some of the theoretical literature concerning the mind’s engagement with the environment, and vice-versa. Following the inspirations of James Gibson (“Theory of Affordances”), Harold F. Searles (“Unconscious Processes in Relation to the Environment”), Gregory Bateson (Steps to an Ecology of Mind), and systems theory, we will focus in particular on the Deleuzo-Guattarian tradition, “extended mind,” enactivism and contemporary “beyond-the-couch” psychoanalysis. We will also read selections from Hicks, ed. The Literature of California, as examples of the aesthetic dimension (some would say there is no other!) of the environed mind. Texts include Bateson, Mind and Nature; Deleuze and Guattari, “What is Philosophy”; Varela, The Embodied Mind; and Andrews, The Animal Mind. Course requirements: briefs, seminar reports, final project.