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There are a few remaining slots available for this class taught by our guest professor Leonard Cassuto (Fordham University, NYC). Prof. Cassuto has agreed to extend the sign-up deadline.
Blockseminar B.A. and M.A. American Studies / Lehramt Englisch // Prof. Leonard Cassuto
American Literary Darwinism
American Literary Darwinism is a course organized around a scientific idea. Charles Darwin's Origin of Species is a landmark book detailing a big idea, one of the biggest in the history of the West. His Descent of Man elaborates upon that idea. We'll be reading about Darwin's theory of evolution and some of the fiction and poetry that has been influenced directly and indirectly by it. We'll consider how Darwin shaped the ways that writers looked at big questions of fate and determinism--and also everyday realms like business. The object of the course is to consider the impact of a scientific idea across disciplines, an impact that continues to reverberate today. Authors will include Darwin, Jack London, Edith Wharton, and Robert Frost.
The class is part of the curricula B.A. American Studies, M.A. American Studies, and Lehramt Englisch. Please see LSF listing for module eligibility. The class is eligible for BA American Studies Optionalmodul.
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