Huxley and H. G. Wells
I am currently taking Professor Ganyard’s class and also a class taught by Professor Lowery this semester. For this blog post I have decided to connect the two classes. Listening to Professor Ganyard talk about Huxley, I drew the connection when Professor Lowery was lecturing us about H.G. Wells. (Professor Lowery’s class is the Sci-fi and the Future course) Huxley and Wells both grew up with an influence with Darwinism. Huxley’s father taught biology and was very much a Darwinist. In Well’s case, he studied with the leading Darwinist. Both men were writers. I think I could argue, in a way, that both men wrote with a more literary science approach. And also when reading “The Island” the Utopian aspect makes me think of my future class. I connected the two because when some people think of the future it can go either good or bad, or sometimes perfect. The future can be seen as Utopian or dystopian depending on the outlook of life and how certain events take place. I feel like all semester I will end up connecting these two classes together, but it really started when these two writers were introduced in the beginning of the semester.
Huxley, Aldous. The Island. HarperCollin, 1962.
Ganyard, Clif. Lecture. University of Wisconsin Green Bay, 13 Sept. 2016, Green Bay, WI.
Lowery, Vincent. Lecture. University of Wisconsin Green Bay, 12 Sept. 2016, Green Bay, WI.