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Responsible Frankensteins?

Winter 2018Brendan P. Foht on the conceit that embryo researchers can play God, but ethically

The Idea Incarnate

Winter 2018Kirsten A. Hall on when our thoughts run away from us

Shakespeare’s Worlds of Science

Winter 2018

Natalie Elliot on cosmic and atomic upheaval in Hamlet, King Lear, and Romeo and Juliet

Fiction in the Age of Screens

Spring/Summer 2016Erik P. Hoel on how today’s novelists cope with their HBO anxiety

Scientist, Scholar, Soul

Spring/Summer 2016

Marc D. Guerra on Margaret Edson’s play Wit and the temptation to hide from matters of ultimate meaning

The X-Files and the Demon-Haunted World

On why we want to believe

Fall 2015Ari N. Schulman

Miss Marple and the Problem of Modern Identity

Fall 2015Alan Jacobs on being known by one’s neighbors versus being known by the state

Love Conquers All

Reading The Blithedale Romance, a novel of utopian hopes and human passions

Spring 2015Jenna Silber Storey and Benjamin Storey read The Blithedale Romance, a novel of utopian hopes and human passions

Fantasy and the Buffered Self

Winter 2014Alan Jacobs on how the genre offers re-enchantment without risk

Brave New World, Plato’s Republic, and Our Scientific Regime

Fall 2013Matthew J. Franck compares the utopian visions of Huxley and Plato 

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