851-0365-02L Introduction to English Literature: Science and Fiction Part II
|Semester||Spring Semester 2017|
|Periodicity||two-yearly recurring course|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Abstract||Who are we? Why are we here? Both science and literature alike are often motivated by a deep desire to answer life's big questions. We will look at differences and similarities in approach, methods and output in search for answers.|
|Objective||Find out more about shared ground between sciences and humanities and how that relationship changed over the last three centuries.|
Develop a critical awareness about concepts such as a neat distinction between dry objectivity and emotional subjectivity which breaks down when the human identity of scientists is considered.
|Content||What will save us in the end: surgery or poetry? That is one of the questions posed in Ian McEwan's novel "Saturday". Mc Ewan's novel and other texts and essays will be read and discussed.|
Today there is not one scientific style anymore but rather a multiplicity of scientific genres. You can bring your own scientific text to class in order to analyze, discuss and possibly improve it.
|Literature||Recommended reading: Ian Mc Ewan: Saturday (2005);|
Charlotte Sleigh: Literature and Science (2011).