|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.
The Poetics and Politics of Waste
- Course Number: ENGL 197
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- Advisory Enrollment Information:
This course cannot be repeated and is limited to upper-division English majors only.
- Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 197
- Quarter: Winter 2020
This seminar studies waste, junk, garbage from both an environmental and a social perspective. Waste is what is produced in excess by consumer culture, and as such needs to be put out of sight, disposed of, or recycled. As such, waste brings to the fore questions of exclusion and marginality. This same logic of exclusion is often referred to people who are considered as disposable by dominant culture. The texts we will read and watch will illustrate this double meaning of waste. We will concentrate on Modernism and dirt, hoarding and decluttering, junk space, environmental contamination, art and waste, abjection and femininity. Texts by Djuna Barnes, Ben Lerner, Elfriede Jelinek, Tommy Orange, Indra Sinha. Films by Agnes Varda, Viktor Muniz, and Ken Loach. Criticism by Italo Calvino and Rem Koolhaas.