|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.
Jane Austen and Her Contemporaries
- 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: Winter 2021
This course explores the novels of Jane Austen and the writers with whom she was in conversation in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Although we have an image of Austen as domestic and unworldly, she was very engaged with her era’s politics, media, and celebrity gossip, and she incorporated these details into her novels. Reading her works alongside those of her contemporaries will offer insight into the period’s roiling debates around slavery, sexuality, colonialism, and labor—in addition to the pleasures of reading Austen’s consummate prose.
Because this is a small seminar, class sessions will take place synchronously and will be discussion based, both with the full class and in breakout sessions. Classes will be recorded and shared for those who are unable to attend synchronously (for which there will not be a penalty), but your course experience will be much less rewarding if you cannot participate in discussion. The total reading load will be seven novels or novellas over 10 weeks.