|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 Urban Experience from the Metropolis to the Megalopolis
- Course Number: ENGL 122UE
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- Advisory Enrollment Information:
May be repeated for credit providing letter designations are different.
- Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 122AA-ZZ
- Quarter: Summer A 2020
This course focuses on the emergence of the modern city and of urban experience from the 19th to the 21st century. The city can be a space of anonymity, freedom, and loneliness, as much as a place of connection and exciting possibilities. Architecture and the organization of space produce different behaviors, types of perception and subjectivity. Above all, the modern metropolis is spectacular, and continually offers things to see to the eye. We will start with a short story by Edgar Allan Poe that centers on the relation between the individual and the crowd, to examine the figure of the flaneur, the man who strolls through the city enjoying its spectacles. We will then concentrate on the different status of women when they walk around the city in Jeah Rhys’ fiction. Paris, London, New York, and Lagos will be the locales that sustain our discussion of non-places, junkspace, the right to the city, and suburban space.
Novels by Jean Rhys, Virginia Woolf, Georges Perec, Teju Cole. Films by Walter Ruttman, and Jacques Tati.