Munch’s The Scream

“I don’t want to say my work is dangerous,” Olson said. “But I would say it’s ambitious.”

Those are the words of Don Olson, a physics professor at Texas State University.  Since the late 1980s Professor Olson has been debunking various “facts” from the worlds of history, art, and literature.  His scholarship has examined Caesar’s crossing of the English Channel, the mortal wounding of Stonewall Jackson, and the artwork and alleged insanity of Edvard Munch.  One reason it is so exciting to be a writer and researcher today is the interdisciplinary nature of today’s scholarship.