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Contents Introduction Acknowledgements Part One: Mapping the Disciplinary Landscape 1. The Use of Arnold in a Darwinian World 2. Biology and Poststructuralism 3. "Theory," Anti-Theory, and Empirical Criticism 4. Out of Eden and to the Left: A Review of John Ellis' Literature Lost: Social Agendas and the Corruption of the Humanities 5. Literary Study and Evolutionary Theory: A Review of Books by Alexander Argyros, Walter Koch, Karl Kroeber, Robert Storey, Frederick Turner, and Mark Turner 6. Pinker, Dickens, and the Functions of Literature 7. Wilson's Consilience and Literary Study 8. Ecocriticism, Cognitive Ethology, and the Environments of Victorian Fiction Part Two: Adaptationist Literary Studies: Theory and Practical Criticism 1. The Deep Structure of Literary Representations 2. Universals in Literary Study 3. Human Universals and Literary Meaning: A Sociobiological Critique of Pride and Prejudice, Villette, O Pioneers!, Anna of the Five Towns, and Tess of the d'Urbervilles 4. Organism, Environment, and Literature 5. Adaptationist Criteria of Literary Value: Assessing Kurtén' Dance of the Tiger, Auel's The Clan of the Cave Bear, and Golding's The Inheritors 6. Human Nature and Literary Meaning: A Theoretical Model Illustrated with a Critique of Pride and Prejudice Part Three: Darwin and Darwinism 1. The Origin of Charles Darwin: A Review of Three Darwin Biographies 2. Modern Darwinism and the Pseudo-Revolutions of Stephen Jay Gould References Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: English fiction 19th century History and criticism, Evolution (Biology) in literature, English fiction 20th century History and criticism, Literature History and criticism Theory, etc, Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882 Influence, Literature and science Great Britain, Social darwinism in literature, Human beings in literature, Adaptation (Biology)Nature in literature