In Memoriam - Glyn Salton-Cox
|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.
Trauma and Somatic Reading
- Course Number: ENGL 197
Writing 2 or 50 or 109 or English 10 or upper-division standing.
- Advisory Enrollment Information:
This course cannot be repeated and is limited to upper-division English majors only.
- Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 197
- Quarter: Winter 2023
The course starts with a broad discussion of trauma studies across neural, somatic and socio-political domains. It pays particular attention to how writers, philosophers, neuroscientists and psychologists shifted away from thinking of trauma as individual experiences of exception disaster to seeing it as a generalized, everyday condition of modern society. Set texts will be drawn mainly from modern literature, all of which engages with disturbing material. In place of the standard trigger warning, the course offers an opportunity to practice trauma-informed somatic experiencing techniques.
Week 1: What is trauma? An interdisciplinary perspective
Week 2: Exploring Triggers through Somatic Embodiment
Week 3: Understanding Violence
Week 4: Connecting Anger, Control and Entitlement
Week 5: Coercion and Consent
Week 6: Trauma Bond
Week 7: Victim Blaming and Institutional Betrayal
Week 8: Psychopathology and Deception
Week 9: Adaptive Dissociation
Week 10: Justice and Resilience