|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.
British Comedy and the End of Empire
- Course Number: ENGL 122EE
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- Advisory Enrollment Information:
May be repeated for credit providing letter designations are different.
- Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 122AA-ZZ
- Quarter: Winter 2020
What are the connections between the end of the British Empire and the emergence of a distinctly British form of comedy? How might we read classic texts of decolonization as comedic? And is there a distinct comedy of what became known as multiculturalism that emerges in London in the 1990s? Reading novels and some essays, and viewing television and radio episodes, this class aims to address these questions, amongst others. How also are we to understand the strange links between the imperialist family histories of famous – perhaps the most famous – British comedians Peter Cook and Spike Milligan? Finally, we might ask, is the breakdown of empire the foundation of 20th century British satire itself?