Course IntroductionSep 16
Defining "Literature and Science" and "Science Studies"Sep 23
David Locke, "Literature and Science"
Joseph Rouse, "What Are Cultural Studies of Scientific Knowledge?"
The "Two Cultures" Debate Past and Present
C.P. Snow, The Two Cultures
T.H. Huxley, "Science and Culture"
Matthew Arnold, "Literature and Science"
Short Paper #1 Due
Reading Science as LiteratureSep 30
Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species
Gillian Beer, Darwin's Plots (chs. 2-4)
Science in Cultural ContextOct 7
Darwin, The Origin of Species
Robert Young, "Darwinism Is Social"
Robert Young, Darwin's Metaphor: Nature's Place in Victorian Culture (chs. 2 and 4)
Short Paper #2 Due
Revolutions in ScienceOct 14
Bertolt Brecht, Galileo
Thomas Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (chs. 3-6)
Roy Porter, "The Scientific Revolution: A Spoke in the Wheel?"
Preliminary Project Proposal Due
The Feminist Critique of ScienceOct 21
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
Evelyn Fox Keller, "A World of Difference"
Sandra Harding, "From the Woman Question in Science to the Science Question in Feminism"
Anne Mellor, "Possessing Nature: The Female in Frankenstein"
The Rhetoric of ScienceOct 28
James Watson, The Double Helix
Alan Gross, "Rhetorical Analysis" and "The Tale of DNA"
The Sociology of Scientific KnowledgeNov 4
Watson, The Double Helix
David Bloor, "The Strong Programme in the Sociology of Knowledge"
Bruno Latour and Steve Woolgar, Laboratory Life (chs. 2 and 3)
Final Project Proposal/Working Bibliography Due
Leslie Marmon Silko, Ceremony and "Landscape, History, and the Pueblo Imagination"
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, "Introduction to Ecocriticism"
Science Studies and Its CriticsNov 18
Paul Gross and Norman Levitt, The Higher Superstition
Literature and Medicine: Representing DiseaseNov 25
Paul Monette, Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir
Michel Foucault, "The Perverse Implantation"
Carol Reeves, "Language, Rhetoric, and AIDS"
Sander Gilman, "Seeing the AIDS Patient"
Project Rough Draft Due Prior to Thanksgiving Break
Thanksgiving Break--No ClassDec 2
Cyberpunk and Cultural Studies of the BodyDec 9
William Gibson, Neuromancer
Claire Sponsler, "Cyberpunk and the Dilemmas of Postmodern Narrative"
Anne Balsamo, "The Virtual Body in Cyberspace"
Science and ReligionDec 16
Errol Morris, A Brief History of Time
Shawn Rosenheim, "Extraterrestrial: Science Fictions in A Brief History of Time and The Incredible Shrinking Man"
John Brooke, "Interaction between Science and Religion"