DARWIN AND DICKENS

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DARWIN AND DICKENS: SCIENCE AND LITERATURE IN VICTORIAN ENGLAND

Dr. Gregory Saraceno, Dr. Richard Firenze and Dr. Jennifer Musa

The incalculable influence of Victorian England on contemporary American culture is nowhere more conspicuous than in the associated disciplines of science and literature—a phenomenon largely attributable to the groundbreaking enterprise of Charles Darwin and Charles Dickens. Darwin and Dickens: Science and Literature in Victorian England will investigate these two intellectual giants and the Victorian culture they inhabited. We will reside in the Bloomsbury district of London very near Darwin and Dickens’s homes and haunts. Our multidisciplinary adventures will take us to the British Museum, Down House, Dickens House, The British Museum of Natural History, the British Library, the Royal Society of London, the National Portrait Gallery, the Globe Theater, and, of course, a few of Darwin and Dickens’s favorite pubs. Pre-trip classes will familiarize students with both primary and biographical material as well as travel itinerary and protocol. Students will complete a final project exploring a hypothetical meeting of these two inestimably influential Victorians.

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~ by Dr. Musa on May 15, 2007.

One Response to “DARWIN AND DICKENS”

  1. Very very nice, Dad

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