|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.
Women Writers of Science Fiction
- Course Number: ENGL 192WW
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- Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 192
- Quarter: Winter 2022
Science fiction has long been dominated by male writers and their impacts on the world, from Isaac Asimov to William Gibson. This course traces a different genealogy of science fiction, attending to the voices and interventions of women authors. We track the development and impact of women science fiction writers from the 17th-century New Science to today, through such writers as Margaret Cavendish, Mary Shelley, James Tiptree, Jr., Ursula K. Le Guin, Octavia Butler, Margaret Atwood, Nnedi Okorafor, and Larissa Lai. In doing so, we investigate the impacts of gender, race, and sexuality on the traditional themes of science fiction, such as technological innovation, species differentiation, and artificial intelligence.