Robert L Nadeau

Robert L Nadeau

Robert L Nadeau

Emeritus Faculty

20th-century American literature, science and literature, history of science, economics and the environment

Robert L. Nadeau (PhD, U of Florida), Professor of English, has attempted throughout his career to bridge the gap between C. P. Snow's two cultures of humanists-social scientists and scientists-engineers. His scholarship attempts to assess the societal implications of scientific and technological progress, and employs a wide range of subject fields on both sides of the two-culture divide. Nadeau has published nine books in the areas of science and literature, the history and philosophy of science, neuroscience, nuclear disarmament, and the two-culture conflict.

Current Research

His last two books have been on mainstream economics and the environmental crisis, and the book in progress will make the case that recent studies in anthropology, linguistics, behavioral psychology, evolutionary biology, genetics and neuroscience provide a foundation for articulating a "new environmental ethos."

Selected Publications

The Environmental Endgame: Mainstream Economics, Ecological Disaster, and Human Survival. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers UP, 2006.

The Wealth of Nature: How Mainstream Economics Has Failed the Environment. New York: Columbia UP, 2003.

(with Minas C. Kafatos). The Conscious Universe: Parts and Wholes in Physical Reality. New York: Springer, 2000.

(with Minas C. Kafatos). The Non-Local Universe: The New Physics and Matters of the Mind. New York: Oxford UP, 1999.

S/he Brain: Science, Sexual Politics, and the Myths of Feminism. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1996.

Mind, Machines, and Human Consciousness. Chicago: Contemporary Books, 1991.

(with Minas C. Kafatos). The Conscious Universe: Part and Whole in Modern Physical Theory. New York: Springer-Verlag, 1990.

Nature Talks Back: Pathways to Survival in the Nuclear Age. Washington, DC: Orchises, 1984.

Readings from the New Book on Nature: Physics and Metaphysics in the Modern Novel. Amherst: U of Massachusetts P, 1981.

Courses Taught

ENGL 390: Recent American Poetry

ENGL 463: American Poetry of the Twentieth Century

ENGL 513: Earth in the Balance: Poets of a New Reality

ENGL 660: Twentieth-Century American Novel