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America's Darwin : Darwinian theory and U.S. literary culture

Author: Tina Gianquitto
Publisher: Athens : <<The>> Univ. of Georgia Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"While much has been written about the impact of Darwin's theories on U.S. culture, and countless scholarly collections have been devoted to the science of evolution, few have addressed the specific details of Darwin's theories as a cultural force affecting U.S. writers. America's Darwin fills this gap and features a range of critical approaches that examine U.S. textual responses to Darwin's works. The scholars in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Charles Darwin; Charles / 1809-1882 / Influence Darwin; Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tina Gianquitto
ISBN: 0820344486 0820346756 9780820344485 9780820346755
OCLC Number: 889486054
Notes: Introduction : Textual responses to Darwinian theory in the U.S. scene / Tina Gianquitto and Lydia Fisher -- Theorizing uncertainty : Charles Darwin and William James on emotion / Gregory Eiselein -- "The long road" : John Burroughs and Charles Darwin, 1862-1921 / Jeff Walker -- Darwin and the prairie origins of American entomology : Benjamin D. Walsh, pioneer visionary / Carol Anelli -- Darwin's year and Melville's "New ancient of days" / Karen Lentz Madison and R.D. Madison -- Darwinism and the "stored beauty" of culture in Edith Wharton's writing / Paul Ohler -- "A world which is not all in, and never will be" : Darwinism, pragmatist thinking, and modernist poetry / Heike Schaefer -- Sexual selection and the economics of marriage : "female choice" in the writings of Edward Bellamy and Charlotte Perkins Gilman / Kimberly A. Hamlin -- American reform Darwinism meets Russian mutual aid : utopian feminism in Mary Bradfey Lane's Mizora / Lydia Fisher -- The loud echo of a "far-distant past" : Darwin, Norris, and the clarity of anger / Melanie Dawson -- Criminal botany : progress, degeneration, and Darwin's Insectivorous plants / Tina Gianquitto -- Bodies, words, and works : Charles Darwin and Lewis Henry Morgan on human-animal relations / Gillian Feeley-Harnik -- "The power of choice" : Darwinian concepts of animal mind in Jack London's dog stories / Lilian Carswell -- T.C. Boyle's neoevolutionary queer ecologies : questioning species in "Descent of man" and "Dogology" / Nicole M. Merola -- Ape meets primatologist : post-Darwinian interspecies romances / Virginia Richter.
Description: VI, 401 Seiten : Illustrationen ; 23 cm
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