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Introduction

I have always loved learning about topics that provide insight into why people behave the way they do.  This has lead to academic interests in psychology and biology, among other subjects.  I enjoy approaching academics with the consideration of their implications on people and how the two can affect one another.  This point of view will hopefully be useful in the course, since there are so many ways in which evolution, and stories both affect and are affected by people.  Questions I have about the course include:
-Why are the two subject matters related?  Does the connection imply that writing/stories/literature is a living thing in some way?
-Is part of the reason to write a desire to understand our own evolution/where we’ve come from?
-Do individual stories evolve with new readers or does literature  evolve as a whole, or do both individual stories and literature as a whole evolve?

-Elana Peck '12

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