Mosaic Publishes Article by Prof. Wayne Glausser
April 2, 2003
April 2, 2003, Greencastle, Ind. - Wayne E. Glausser, professor of English at DePauw University, is the author of an article, "Stephen Maturin in the Age of Lamarck: A Fictional Restoration of Cuvier," which is published in the March 2003 issue of Mosaic. Founded in 1967, Mosaic is internationally acclaimed as the leading journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature and is published by the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.
A summary of Dr. Glausser's contribution, posted at the journal's Web site, reads, "Patrick O'Brian's novels reflect the polymorphous epistemological scene of early-nineteenth-century natural philosophy. He makes the character Stephen Maturin not a proto-Darwinian but an advocate of the neo-classical paradigm articulated most influentially by Georges Cuvier. Maturin confronts the most vexing puzzles for the traditional model, including extinction of species, but never loses his faith in fixity and design."Back