|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.
Section 2. Graduate Study in English at UCSB
The Department of English offers two closely related graduate programs: an MA/PhD program for students who have completed the BA and a PhD program for those who come to UCSB with a MA in English. Both programs include extensive coursework in literature, a language examination, two qualifying examinations, and a doctoral dissertation. Both the MA/PhD and the PhD are designed as five-year programs. Fellowship support is available for particularly strong candidates in their first and/or last years of graduate study. Additional support comes from teaching assistantships. Most students become teaching assistants, whether as section leaders in advanced literature courses or as instructors in the Writing Program, by their third year in the program, if not earlier.
Students entering either the MA/PhD or the PhD program should be aware that they are undertaking not only to deepen their enjoyment and understanding of literary texts, modes, and movements but also to explore their potential as interpreters, scholars, and, in most cases, teachers of literature and language. They are embarking on a systematic course of study designed to ensure an understanding of literary history in both its canonical and non-canonical aspects and to make them fully participating members of a community of scholars and critics.
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