|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.
Decoding Digital Literature (Critical Code Studies)
- Course Number: ENGL 149
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- Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 149
- Quarter: Winter 2023
A cornerstone of criticism and interpretation is the question of meaning in text, whether a novel, poem, or play… or indeed, in any cultural text, whether an advertisment, campaign speech, or news article, et cetera. This course explores how we can apply this search for meaning and this process of interpretation to computers, software, and code. What is the plain, subtle, or hidden meanings in the source code of a digital story or a video game? For that matter, what about in the code of a computer virus, a space shuttle, or a predictive policing algorithm? What are the narratives, what are the poetics, what are the values and ethics and assumptions?