|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.
Topics in Literature:
Free Speech and Censorship – from Milton and Locke to Justice Brandeis and the latest ‘Free Speech Incident’
- Course Number: ENGL 165FS
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- Advisory Enrollment Information:
May be repeated for credit providing letter designations are different.
- Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 165AA-ZZ
- Quarter: Winter 2015
Americans take pride in their Constitutionally guaranteed right to the freedom of speech and the press. But what is freedom of speech and why is it valued? This course will read key texts in the long history of Anglo-American freedom of speech: Milton’s first conceptualization of freedom of the press in Areopagitica, Locke’s essay on toleration, Defoe’s True Born Englishment, the use of freedom of speech and the press during the American Revolution and in framing the US Constitution. We will study several classic legal cases from the 20th century (around political incitement, pornography, sexual harassment and hate speech). Finally, we will consider the difference for freedom of speech and the press made by new technologies like the Internet, which was created as a way to expand and reaffirm an affirmation of freedom of expression, but has also expanded the challenges associated with what one critical calls “excitable speech.”
Assignments: 2 papers, a media remix presentation and a late midterm on the reading.