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Author Carroll, Joseph, 1949-

Title Reading human nature : literary Darwinism in theory and practice / Joseph Carroll
Published Albany : State University of New York Press, [2011]


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Description xvi, 352 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents Part one: Adaptationist literary theory -- 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 -- 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; a Darwinian revolution in the humanities
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882 -- Influence.
Evolution (Biology) in literature.
Evolutionary psychology.
Human behavior -- Philosophy.
Literature and science.
Literature -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
LC no. 2010031820
ISBN 1438435223 (paperback: alk. paper)
1438435231 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9781438435220 (paperback: alk. paper)
9781438435237 (hardcover : alk. paper)