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- DescriptionIn recent years, articles in major periodicals from the New York Times Magazine to the Times Literary Supplement have heralded the arrival of a new school of literary studies that promises-or threatens-to profoundly shift the current paradigm. This revolutionary approach, kwn as Darwinian literary studies, is based on a few simple premises: evolution has produced a universal landscape of the human mind that can be scientifically mapped; these universal tendencies are reflected in the composition, reception, and interpretation of literary works; and an understanding of the evolutionary foundations of human behavior, psychology, and culture will enable literary scholars to gain powerful new perspectives on the elements, form, and nature of storytelling. 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. The volume brings together scholars from the forefront of the new field of evolutionary literary analysis-both literary analysts who have made evolution their explanatory framework and evolutionist scientists who have taken a serious interest in literature-to show how the human propensity for literature and art can be properly framed as a true evolutionary problem. Their work is an important step toward the long-prophesied synthesis of the humanities and what Steven Pinker calls the new sciences of human nature.
- Author BiographyJonathan Gottschall has a Phd in English and teaches at St. Lawrence University. David Sloan Wilson is professor of biology and anthropology at Binghamton University.
- PublisherNorthwestern University Press
- Date of Publication01/05/2005
- SubjectLiterary Theory
- Series TitleRethinking Theory
- Place of PublicationEvanston
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintNorthwestern University Press
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight445 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine21 mm
- Edited byDavid Sloan Wilson,Jonathan Gottschall
- Foreword byEdward Wilson,Frederick C. Crews
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