The implications of Einstein’s theory of relativity ripple across all areas of thought. Taught concurrently with BAMPFA’s exhibit “Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein,” this literature course will present author philosophies, artist manifestos, cultural essays, poetry, and a novel. We will focus primarily on the dimension of time and how artists and writers of Einstein’s era responded to changing perceptions. We will also visit the exhibit.
Stephanie Wells has a B.A. from Berkeley, M.A. from the University of Virginia, and Ph.D. from UC Davis, with a focus on modernism and postmodernism in American and British novels and poetry. She has been a literature professor for over 20 years and currently teaches at College of Marin.