Paradise Lost and the Purpose of the Universe

Speaker(s): Dennis Danielson
Date: June 4 2014
Length: 1hr18min
Product ID: RGDL4400H

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Dennis Danielson makes connections between Milton's poetry, cosmology and teleology. He concludes by responding to audience questions.

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Dennis Danielson is Professor and Associate Head of English at UBC. Upon completing a BA at the University of Victoria (1972) he studied Intellectual History at Sussex (MA, 1973) and English Literature at Oxford and Stanford (PhD, 1979). After beginning his career at the University of Ottawa he took up a tenured position at UBC in 1986. Danielson has served in the Faculty of Arts as chair of the Curriculum Committee, chair of the UBC Essay Competition, member of the Dean's Tenure and Promotion Committee, and pioneer member of Foundations, an interdisciplinary integrated First Year program. He has also acted as a freelance critic on traffic and the environment at UBC. He is actively engaged in research linking the humanities and the sciences, and his work on the history of cosmology has recently received attention in both scientific and popular media. For the year 2002 he is a Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies.

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