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Author Carroll, Joseph, 1949-

Title Reading human nature : literary Darwinism in theory and practice / Joseph Carroll

Publ Info Albany : State University of New York Press, [2011]
 RWU Main Library  PN55 .C375 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xvi, 352 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (p.309-332) and index
Contents Part one: Adaptationist literary theory. An evolutionary paradigm for literary study, with two sequels -- An evolutionary Apologia pro Vita Mea -- A meta-review of the The Art Instinct -- Three scenarios for literary Darwinism -- Part two: Interpretive practice. Aestheticism, homoeroticism, and Christian guilt in The picture of Dorian Gray -- The cuckoo's history: human nature in Wuthering Heights -- Intentional meaning in Hamlet: an evolutionary perspective -- Part three: Empirical literary study: an experiment in web-based research -- Agonistic structure in Victorian novels: doing the math -- Quantifying agonistic structure in The mayor of Casterbridge -- Part four: Evolutionary intellectual history. The power of Darwin's vision -- The science wars in a long view: putting the human in its place -- A Darwinian revolution in the humanities
LC subject Literature and science
Literature -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc
Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882 -- Influence
Evolution (Biology) in literature
Human behavior -- Philosophy
Evolutionary psychology
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