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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.
Series: Rethinking theory.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The goal of this book is to overcome some of the widespread misunderstandings about the meaning of a Darwinian approach to the human mind generally, and literature specifically.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Literary animal.
Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, c2005
(OCoLC)607873768
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Gottschall; David Sloan Wilson
ISBN: 0810122863 9780810122864 0810122871 9780810122871
OCLC Number: 57730742
Description: xxvi, 304 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword from the scientific side / E.O. Wilson --
Foreword from the literary side / Frederick Crews --
Introduction : Literature --
a last frontier in human evolutionary studies / Jonathan Gotttschall and David Sloan Wilson --
Part I. Evolution and literary theory --
Literature, science, and human nature / Ian McEwan --
Evolutionary social constructivism / David Sloan Wilson --
From Lacan to Darwin / Dylan Evans --
What happens in Hamlet? Exploring the psychological foundations of drama / Daniel Nettle --
Human nature and literary meaning : a theoretical model illustrated with a critique of Pride and prejudice / Joseph Carroll --
The problem of romantic love : Shakespeare and evolutionary psychology / Marcus Nordlund --
Male bonding in the epics and romances / Robin Fox --
Part II. The evolutionary riddle of art --
Evolutionary theories of art / Brian Boyd --
Reverse-engineering narrative : evidence of special design / Michelle Scalise Sugiyama --
Part III. Darwinian theory and scientific methods --
Quantitative literary study : a modest manifesto and testing the hypotheses of feminist fairy tale studies / Jonathan Gottschall --
Proper hero dads and dark hero cads : alternate mating strategies exemplified in British romantic literature / Daniel J. Kruger, Maryanne Fisher, Ian Jobling --
Crossing the abyss : erotica and the intersection of evolutionary psychology and literary studies / Catherine Salmon --
Afterword / Denis Dutton.
Series Title: Rethinking theory.
Responsibility: edited by Jonathan Gottschall and David Sloan Wilson ; forewords by E. O. Wilson and Frederick Crews.
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Good Collection Essays on Evolutionary Literary Criticism

by vleighton (WorldCat user published 2012-11-13) Very Good Permalink

  This volume contains a set of scholarly essays on literary criticism from an evolutionary psychology (EP) perspective. It is difficult to give an edited collection a single grade, as the essays are of varying quality. Nevertheless, I have not run across an essay that I hated, and most of the...
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