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Literature, science, and a new humanities

Author: Jonathan Gottschall
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Series: Cognitive studies in literature and performance.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Literary studies are at a tipping point. There is broad agreement that the discipline is in "crisis"--That it is aimless, that its intellectual energy is spent, that all of the trends are bad, and that fundamental change will be required to set things right. But there is little agreement on what those changes should be, and no one can predict which way things will ultimately tip. Literature, Science, and a New  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Gottschall, Jonathan.
Literature, science, and a new humanities.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
(DLC) 2008007261
(OCoLC)192134561
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Gottschall
ISBN: 9780230615595 0230615597 128219884X 9781282198845
OCLC Number: 707043526
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 217 pages).
Contents: Introduction : Shrinking possibility space --
On theory --
On method --
On attitude --
Heroine with a thousand faces : universal trends in the characterization of female folktale protagonists --
Testing feminist fairy tale studies --
"Beauty myth" is no myth --
Romantic love : a literary universal? --
Conclusion : FOTA --
Appendix A : Folktale collections and cultural groupings for chapters 4 and 5 --
Appendix B : Folktale collections for chapters 6 and 7.
Series Title: Cognitive studies in literature and performance.
Responsibility: Jonathan Gottschall.

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Literary studies are at a tipping point. This book presents a total challenge to dominant paradigms of literary analysis and offers a sweeping critique of those paradigms, and sketches outlines of a  Read more...

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