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Toward a Sociobiological Hermeneutic

Darwinian Essays on Literature

Authors: Wainwright, M.

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This book draws on post-Darwinian advances in scientific disciplines to reanalyze canonical works of literature. This wide-ranging analysis includes studies of the works of Oscar Wilde, Sophocles, Shakespeare, Giovanni Boccaccio, Theodore Dreiser, John Roderigo Dos Passos, and William Faulkner.

About the authors

MICHAEL WAINWRIGHTVisiting Lecturer at Staffordshire University, UK.

Reviews

'Welcome to a very new and very different interpretive world. Brilliant.' - John Schad, professor of Modern Literature, University of Lancaster

'Crammed with historical and philosophical analysis, this highly original book provides a wonderful education in Darwinism and related fields (such as game theory), an education that is for everyone, whether one is inside or outside academia.' - Timothy Morton, professor of English, University of California Davis


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction: Darwinism After Darwin

    Wainwright, Michael

    Pages 1-24

  • Wilde, The Science of Heredity, and The Picture of Dorian Gray

    Wainwright, Michael

    Pages 25-48

  • Figuring The Financier In Dreiser, Dos Passos, and Faulkner

    Wainwright, Michael

    Pages 49-90

  • Game Theory in a Literary Setting

    Wainwright, Michael

    Pages 91-120

  • An Evolutionary Reengagement With Todorov’s Decameron

    Wainwright, Michael

    Pages 121-146

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Toward a Sociobiological Hermeneutic
Book Subtitle
Darwinian Essays on Literature
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-39181-9
DOI
10.1057/9780230391819
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-39180-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-35174-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 240
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