|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.
Graphic Novel & Trauma
- Course Number: ENGL 128GN
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- Advisory Enrollment Information:
May be repeated for credit provided letter designations are different.
- Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 128GN
- Quarter: Winter 2021
Our concern in this class will be less with superheroes and more with the way in which the graphic novel engages the representation of global sites of conflict and atrocity. Beginning with the Jewish Holocaust and working our way to Iran, Lebanon, Israel, and New York on 9/11, we shall examine how the graphic novel takes up such ethical problems as the limits of representation, the relationship between fiction and testimony, as well as that between trauma, memory, and mourning. We shall also deal with questions of moral responsibility and accountability with regard to acts of torture. The class concludes with an examination of historical and contemporary trauma in America. While these will be our predominant concerns, we shall also look into how graphic novels self-referentially comment upon their process of artistic composition as well as upon the very form of the comic itself.