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The literary animal : evolution and the nature of narrative

Author: Jonathan Gottschall; David Sloan Wilson
Publisher: Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, 2005
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The goal of this book is to overcome some of the misunderstandings about the meaning of a Darwinian approach to the human mind generally, and literature specifically. It attempts to show how the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Gottschall; David Sloan Wilson
ISBN: 0810122863 9780810122864 0810122871 9780810122871
OCLC Number: 473819065
Description: xxvi, 304 sider
Contents: E.O. Wilson --
Foreword from the Scientific --
Frederick Crews --
Foreword from the Literary --
Jonathan Gottschall and David Sloan Wilson --
Introduction: Literature --
a Last Frontier in Human Evolutionary Studies --
PART I: EVOLUTION AND LITERARY THEORY. Ian McEwan --
Literature, Science, and Human Nature --
David Sloan Wilson --
Evolutionary Social Constructivism --
Dylan Evans --
From Lacan to Darwin --
Daniel Nettle --
What Happens in Hamlet? --
Exploring the Psychological Foundations of Drama --
Joseph Carroll --
Human Nature and Literary Meaning: A Theoretical Model Illustrated with a Critique of Pride and Prejudice --
Marcus Nordlund --
The Problem of Romantic Love: Shakespeare and Evolutionary Psychology --
Robin Fox --
Male Bonding in the Epics and Romances --
PART II: THE EVOLUTIONARY RIDDLE OF ART. Brian Boyd --
Evolutionary Theories of Art --
Michelle Scalise Sugiyama --
Reverse-Engineering Narrative: Evidence of Special Design --
PART III: DARWINIAN THEORY AND SCIENTIFIC METHODS. Jonathan Gottschall --
Quantitative Literary Study: A Modest Manifesto and Testing the Hypotheses of Feminist Fairy Tale Studies --
Daniel J. Kruger, Maryanne Fisher, and Ian Jobling --
Proper Hero Dads and Dark Hero Cads: Alternate Mating Strategies Exemplified in British Romantic Literature --
Catherine Salmon --
Crossing the Abyss: Erotica and the Intersection of Evolutionary Psychology and Literary Studies --
Denis Dutton --
Afterword --
Works Cited --
Contributors.
Responsibility: edited by Jonathan Gottschall and David Sloan Wilson ; forewords by E.O. Wilson and Frederick Crews

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