Science and literature, post-1945
July 5, 2006 5:24 PM Subscribe
Next year I'm teaching a course on science and literature after 1945. What should I put on the syllabus?
posted by josh to society & culture (28 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
The course will be a one-on-one tutorial with a college junior. Some names seem obvious (for example: Pynchon, DeLillo, Powers)--but I'm not sure what else would be interesting. Novels, poems, plays, experiments--anything literary that seems related to science after WW2 would be a possibility. Actually, so would not-strictly-literary items: psychology, Thomas Kuhn, and so on.
I'm teaching this in the spring, but thought I'd get started reading early--so give me some pointers!