|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.
Associate Professor; Affiliate of Comparative Literature
Russell Samolsky is associate professor of Anglophone literature in the English Department here at UCSB. His research interests include South African literature, Modernism, Graphic Novel, Jewish Studies, Animal Studies, Deconstruction, Materialisms, and the Global Humanities. His book, Apocalyptic Futures: Marked Bodies and the Violence of the Text in Kafka, Conrad, and Coetzee (Fordham UP), takes account of the complex relationship between past apocalyptic texts and future catastrophic events and works to offer a messianic counter-time against apocalyptic futures. He is currently working on a monograph on J.M. Coetzee as well as projects concerning animality and contemporary literature, and reading in the age of the Anthropocene.
- c. 1800-1945
- c. 1945-present
- British Literature
- Environment and Ecocriticism
- Global Literatures
Research Center Affiliations
“Against AI?” Critical Inquiry Online Forum (forthcoming 2023) (with Rita Raley)
“Coetzee’s Mitteleuropa and Austro-Hungary,” The Bloomsbury Handbook to J.M. Coetzee, eds. Lucy Graham and Andrew van der Vlies (Bloomsbury, forthcoming 2023)
“Rocket Theory,” Left Theory and the Alt-Right (Routledge, forthcoming 2023) (with Rita Raley)
“The Good Empty,” Comics and Catharsis (forthcoming)
“Hosting the Critic: J. Hillis Miller’s “The Critic as Host” and J.M. Coetzee’s Life & Times of Michael K,” Cultural Critique Online (forthcoming)
“The Book of Ashes: Authorial Instructions, Incorporations, and House Rules in Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth,” Narrative (2023)
“Does AI Have a Future?” Understanding Flusser, Understanding Modernism, eds. Aaron Jaffe, Michael F. Miller, and Rodrigo Martini (Bloomsbury, 2021) (with Rita Raley)
“Shades of the Archive: J. M. Coetzee, the Paradox of Poetic Sovereignty and the Lives of Literary Beings,” J.M. Coetzee and the Archive: Fiction, Theory, and Autobiography, eds. Marc Farrant, Kai Easton, and Hermann Wittenberg (Bloomsbury, 2021)
“Killing Dogs: Animality and Trauma in Waltz with Bashir and Deogratias,” Trauma and Literature in an Age of Globalization, eds. David Kelman and Jennifer Ballengee (Routledge, 2020)
“Inter Alia: Aliens and AI,” PUBLIC: Art/Culture/Ideas (2019) (with Rita Raley)
“Acts of Mourning: Art and the Lives of Animals in J.M. Coetzee’s Disgrace and Elizabeth Costello,” J.M. Coetzee in Context and Theory, eds. Elleke Boehmer, Katy Iddiols, and Robert Eaglestone (London: Continuum, 2009)
“The Time is Out of Joint: Hamlet, Messianism, and the Specter of Apocalypse,” English Language Notes 46:1 (Spring/Summer 2008): 29-46.
“Animal Ethics,” The European Legacy 12:4 (2007)
“On Teaching South African Literature in the Age of Terror,” Safundi: The Journal of South African & American Comparative Studies (October 2004)
“Ghostly Letters: Hamlet, Derrida and Apocalyptic Discourse,” Oxford Literary Review 25 (2003)
“Metaleptic Machines: Kafka, Kaballah, Shoah,” Modern Judaism 19:2 (1999)
“Writing Violence: Bodies and Signs in J.M. Coetzee’s Foe,” Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies 1:1 (1993)
Russell Samolsky's Bookshelf
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