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Hi! I'm Dawn.

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Academically, I am a senior English major, cities minor and environmental studies concentrator at Bryn Mawr. Why choose between science and humanities when you don’t have to? They work together quite nicely, combining and talking to one another in fascinating ways. Non-academically, I am a sabre and foil fencer, a Scottish dancer and a creative writer. In terms of both spheres, I have a bit of an obsession with Sherlock Holmes and some aspect or another ends up in conversation academic or otherwise (including my thesis).

Evolution is so often provided as the explanation for why other phenomena presented in scientific disciplines occur and it seems to be rarely questioned. So let’s break it down. What is our story behind evolution its current “why”? I cannot count the amount of times I heard the word evolution come up in discussions in the Troilus and Criseyde course I took last semester. I would agree with its use, referring to the evolution of the different characters and of the story itself across centuries and authors. However, based on the debate in yesterday’s class, some people may not use that term in all instances. Let’s unpack this, too. What do we think the evolution of stories is?

 

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