In Memoriam - Glyn Salton-Cox
|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.
Privacy in 19th Century American Law and Literature
- 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: Spring 2015
What is privacy? How is it different from secrecy? Can you have dignity without privacy? How might privacy be dangerous? How is one’s experience of privacy shaped by gender, race, class, or sexuality?
Americans have been thinking – and writing, and reading – about privacy since before there even was a United States. Indeed, two of the American literary tradition’s most important genres, the autobiography and the novel, urge us to think about literature’s relationship to privacy. In particular, the novel, read by individual readers in secluded settings and preoccupied with sex, as well as with the home and with the inner lives of its characters, bears a particularly fraught relationship to privacy. Do writers make a living by invading others’ privacy? What about when they themselves become famous? With their personal letters and diaries subject to scrutiny, do celebrity authors have any right to privacy? Reading classic works by Frederick Douglass, Harriet Jacobs, and Henry James, as well as less familiar texts, we will explore the meaning of privacy in America. Centering on classic works of pre-1900 American literature, this course will familiarize you with interdisciplinary literary analysis by introducing you to historicist and law-and-humanities methodologies.