Courses: Evolution/Stories/Diversity (ENGLB223001)
Class Number: 1161
In this course we will experiment with two interrelated and reciprocal inquiries whether the biological concept of evolution is a useful one in understanding the phenomena of literature (in particular, the generation of new stories), and whether literature contributes to a deeper understanding of evolution. We will begin with science texts that explain and explore evolution and turn to stories that (may) have grown out of one another, asking where they come from, why new ones emerge, and why some disappear. We will consider the parallels between diversity of stories and diversity of living organisms. Lecture three hours a week.
II or III
Cross listed with BIOL B223.
Fulfills: Class Nbr: 1161 Div: II or III
Bryn Mawr, EHLEC,EHI
TTH 2:15pm-3:45pm,TH 2:15pm-3:45pm