|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 165EM
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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 2020
The concept of the “post-human” arose in the fields of science fiction and philosophy to describe a person or being that reconceives or otherwise goes beyond the human and is commonly associated with the current digital age. But centuries before the rise of post-humanism, the early modern period contemplated and complicated what being “human” means. This course will explore the pre-modern origins of post-humanism—a rich literary world of monsters, chimeras, machines, and “Othered” beings. How did writers in the early modern period define the human? What constituted the “Other” in the early modern period, and how were boundaries established and blurred on the grounds of race, gender, sexuality, species, and other categories and distinctions? We will take a long historical approach through key literary texts to explore the early origins of some of our most pressing current-day investments related to the post-human. Texts we will consider include The Travels of John Mandeville, Sir Walter Raleigh’s The Discovery of Guiana, William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, Margaret Cavendish’s The Blazing World, Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Assignments will consist of in-class writing, a mid-term paper and presentation, and a final paper or project.
This course will be co-taught by Bernadette Andrea and Giorgina Paiella.