|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.
- Course Number: ENGL 151JK
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- Advisory Enrollment Information:
May be repeated for credit providing letter designations are different.
- Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 151AA-ZZ
- Quarter: Fall 2018
John Keats (the British Romantic poet) was a qualified surgeon-apothecary (more a general practitioner than a druggist) who boldly staked his claim in literature, making his mark on letters before the age of his death at 25. This course will examine John Keats alongside theories of the medical science. We will read extensively in Keats’s poetry, considering not only his best-loved short poems and great Odes, but also his letters and his long narrative poems Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes, Hyperion and The Fall of Hyperion. We will consider Keats’s Romantic cultural context, especially Romantic medicine. We’ll sample Keats’s afterlife in literary criticism and popular culture. Finally, we’ll theorize key issues for the Medical Humanities: definitions of health and illness, and the therapeutic potential of poetry and the arts in general. The course will require active participation, a reading journal, with entries for each class period, and two 5 pages papers.
Keats’s Poetry and Prose, ed. Jeffrey N. Cox, Norton critical edition