Creation's Final Law: God and Evolution in the Poetry of Tennyson and Hardy

Friday, November 7, 2014: 8:20 AM
Director’s Row H (Sheraton)
Sarah Domm , University of Alabama at Birmingham
Poetry allows us to explore the larger implications of scientific discoveries and their influence on morality. The poetry of Lord Alfred Tennyson and Thomas Hardy reveals contrasting conclusions: one considers evolution the death of God while the other attempts to mediate the two beliefs.