|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.
Literature Of the Pacific
- Course Number: ENGL 165LP
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- Advisory Enrollment Information:
May be repeated for credit providing letter designations are different.
- Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 165AA-ZZ
- Quarter: Winter 2020
Voluminous blue expanses of ocean, tropical beaches and palm trees, lost treasures and pirates, cannibals, remote rainforests—the Pacific has been tirelessly represented in utopian, exotic terms. In this course, we will explore both these and alternative stories of this ocean. We will begin by reading Herman Melville’s Typee alongside clips from the TV series Lost and Milton Muruyama’s narrative of life on Hawai‘i plantations, All I Asking for is My Body. We will then move consider literature and other media of the ecological upheavals that are reshaping life in the Pacific. We will read Hawaiian poetry about marine “families,” explore media about deforestation in Indonesia, and consider Sia Figiel’s Where We Once Belonged, a novel of Pacific places awash with plastic and other debris. Lastly will consider literary and filmic imaginaries of the futures of ocean living, from surfing cultures to cities through climate change.