ONLINE CLASS: Science and Literature in Mary Shelley and Tom Stoppard (20108)

Two Wednesdays: October 28 and November 4, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

$70.00 (10% off for members)

Science and literature have long been thought to be enemies. The humanities specifically excluded science, because science was thought to reduce imagination and creativity. Mary Shelley and Tom Stoppard show that nothing could be further from the truth. We will examine how both authors consider science. Specifically, in Frankenstein Shelley considers the invention of biology around 1800 and the science of monsters or teratology. Stoppard revels in the science of chaos. Two Wednesdays: October 28 and November 4, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Online Class.

Required Texts:

Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley

Arcadia, by Tom Stoppard

Richard C. Sha is a Professor of Literature and Philosophy at American University, where he has been honored with three teaching awards. His latest book, Imagination and Science in Romanticism, is forthcoming in paperback in 2021. The book won the Jean-Pierre Barricelli Prize in 2018, and was recently recognized by the National Endowment for the Humanities. He has taught courses with Nathan Harshman, Professor of Physics at AU.

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

Frankenstein Cover Image
By Mary Shelley, Maurice Hindle (Editor), Maurice Hindle (Introduction by), Maurice Hindle (Notes by)
ISBN: 9780141439471
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Penguin Classics - May 6th, 2003

Arcadia Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802126993
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Grove Press - July 11th, 2017