|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 Post-Literary Condition
- Course Number: ENGL 197
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- Advisory Enrollment Information:
This course cannot be repeated and is limited to upper-division English majors only.
- Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 197
- Quarter: Fall 2019
What are the new modes of literary expression now—after the supposed death of the novel and the lyric voice, and as extinction narratives for publishing, the printed word, and even language itself grow ever more common? What is significant about literary uses of vernacular forms of communication, social media platforms, or game mechanics? How have writers and artists exploited the very media that are said to be their undoing? Now that natural language models are “better” at generating synthetic text—so good in fact that one can almost see the genres falling like dominoes, from earthquake reports, sports recaps, and market analyses en route to the holy grail, the novel—the function and significance of human authors continues to transform. What is left for humans to do with symbolic systems—whether language, images, or code—and what constitutes creativity now? In short, what is the “post-literary condition” and how do language artists help us understand our place in this moment and this milieu?