Last week's event in the series "Conflict. Civility. Respect. Peace. Northeastern Reflects" asked the question, "What is America"?..
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University of Washington
Stuart Peterfreund is a professor of English at Northeastern University. He has been a Dibner Fellow in the History of Science and Technology at MIT and a Summer Seminar Fellow in four NEH Summer Seminars, including one in the Social History of Science at Harvard. A founding member and past president of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA—formerly the Society for Literature and Science [SLS]), he has published extensively in British Romantic literature (including three essays on Romanticism and Judaism), and in seventeenth-, eighteenth-, and nineteenth-century social history of science. His most recent books are Natural Theology from Bacon to Darwin: The Way of the Argument from Design (2012), and Shelley among Others: The Play of the Intertext and the Idea of Language (2002)). His current book-length projects include a study of the influence exerted by natural theology on current creation science arguments against evolution and a study of Romanticism, remembrance, and community.
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