Back in the U.S.A and Back to Work!

Today, the Darwin and Dickens class met for the first time since our return home.  It was nice to be together again and reminisce about our time in London.


To ease our longing for the Russell Square cafe, we started off our class meeting at Starbuck’s.  We are all accustomed to strong coffee and a good pastry to get the creative ideas flowing.  A few student’s remarked about how odd it felt to be meeting inside!


After our trip to Starbuck’s we returned to BCC – being very careful while crossing Front Street.  After all, we are used to “looking right”.


We settled in to discuss the final projects for a few hours.  Students are working in groups of two or three to examine Great Expectations from a Darwinian perspective.  Each final project will include a written component and an oral presentation.  Dr. Saraceno led a discussion about how to best develop, organize and present the new ideas inspired by the course readings and our many interactions and experiences in London. 

The students plan to present and discuss organizational outlines of their projects next week at our penultimate class meeting.  From our preliminary discussions, there appear to be many unique, incisive and creative analyses in the works.  As far as we know, we are the first scholars to explore and interpret Dickens work using the lens of evolutionary theory.  We look forward to sharing our ideas! 


~ by Dr. Musa on June 14, 2007.

One Response to “Back in the U.S.A and Back to Work!”

  1. It is quite nice to see you all home and apparently back at work!

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