|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.
The department’s organization into ten research centers provides a number of opportunities for graduate research beyond the individual dissertation project. Center directors, RAs and other associated graduate students plan department events collaboratively, offering students the chance to shape their center’s public programming. Center events regularly include conferences and workshops, which offer graduate students similar opportunities for planning and participation. Ongoing departmental research initiatives such as the English Broadside Ballads Archive (EBBA) provide additional research opportunities for graduate students, including paid RA positions. Beyond the department, UCSB’s Interdisciplinary Humanities Center (IHC) supports a number of graduate funding schemes including the Research Focus Group scheme, which brings together graduate students and faculty from at least two departments to share work and conduct research on a specific theme.
- Central Fellowships
- Interdisciplinary Humanities Center graduate funding
- Academic Senate graduate student travel grants
- UCHRI grants
- Our department’s interdisciplinary Proseminar on Grants, Fellowships, and Scholarships (ENGL 265GW), typically offered in the Fall, is a great way for students to find and apply for grants. Visit courses to learn more about this offering.
Current Research Initiatives
Gerson, Sage. The Leaky Grid: Black and Native Electrified Imaginaries.
Raychawdhuri, Anita. Talking Dirty: Queer Performance, Racialized Spectacle, and Empire in Early Modern English Drama.
Urcaregui, Maite J. Visual Poetics, Racial Politics: Seeing Citizenship in Multiethnic US Literatures.
Badley III, Dana. Kangaroos Among the Beauty: Painting and Queer Sexuality in Nineteenth-Century American Literature.
Mazur, Dalia Bolotnikov. At Home in Pieces: Forms of Fragmentation in Caribbean and Jewish Diasporic Literatures.
Paiella, Giorgina Samira. Feeling Machines: Affect, Automation, and Machinic Assemblages of the Self.