|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.
Introduction to U.S. Minority Literature
- Course Number: ENGL 50
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- Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 50
- Quarter: Winter 2020
This course is designed to introduce students to critical approaches to the study of U.S. minority literatures and cultures from the ‘long’ 20th century. We will examine the issues of ‘race’ and ‘space’ centrally in the formation of U.S. racial and ethnic identities. By examining the racialization of space and the spatialization of race, we seek to consider how the writings by U.S. racial and ethnic groups used literature to reflect on, negotiate and sometimes resist multiple forms of de jure and de facto racial segregation. Slavery, Exclusion Acts, Jim Crow Segregation, Japanese Internment, ‘Borderlands,’ suburbia, and the ghetto are some of the racialized spaces that selected course texts explore. The course will provide an analytical foundation for examining literary production in relation to the historical and political contexts that impact the cultural imaginary.