|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 Poetry of Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson
- Course Number: ENGL 132WE
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- Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 132AA-ZZ
- Quarter: Winter 2023
An in-depth look at American literature’s two most path-breaking poets: Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson. Considered canonical today, these two were outliers in their own time, unrecognized by the literary establishment and largely unknown to the public, thanks to their unwillingness to conform to literary expectations. A working-class gay man, Whitman was the country’s first urban poet as well as the first to write openly about sex. A sheltered middle-class woman of ambiguous sexuality, Dickinson evaded conventional expectations about marriage and religion to devote herself instead to the poetry of fierce interiority that fractured traditional forms and ordinary syntax.