The literary animal : evolution and the nature of narrative / edited by Jonathan Gottschall and David Sloan Wilson ; forewords by E.O. Wilson and Frederick Crews

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Subjects: Literature and science
Evolution (Biology) in literature
Human beings in literature
Narration (Rhetoric)
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, 2005
Series: Rethinking theory
LC Classification: P, PN
Physical Description: xxvi, 304 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Table of Contents: Foreword from the scientific side / E. O. Wilson
Foreword from the literary side / Frederick Crews
Introduction : literature - a last frontier in human evolutionary studies / Jonathan Gottschall, David Sloan Wilson
Literature, science, and human nature / Ian McEwan 5
Evolutionary social constructivism / David Sloan Wilson 20
From Lacan to Darwin / Dylan Evans 38
What happens in Hamlet? : exploring the psychological foundations of drama / Daniel Nettle 56
Human nature and literary meaning : a theoretical model illustrated with a critique of Pride and Prejudice / Joseph Carroll 76
The problem of romantic love : Shakespeare and evolutionary psychology / Marcus Nordlund 107
Male bonding in the epics and romances / Robin Fox 126
Evolutionary theories of art / Brian Boyd 147
Reverse-engineering narrative : evidence of special design / Michelle Scalise Sugiyama 177
Quantitative literary study : a modest manifesto and testing the hypotheses of feminist fairy tale studies / Jonathan Gottschall 199
Proper hero dads and dark hero cads : alternate mating strategies exemplified in British romantic literature / Daniel J. Kruger, Maryanne Fisher, Ian Jobling 225
Crossing the abyss : erotica and the intersection of evolutionary psychology and literary studies / Catherine Salmon 244
Afterword / Denis Dutton 259
Additional Authors: Gottschall, Jonathan
Wilson, David Sloan
Notes: LCCN: 2005004290
ISBN: 0810122863 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0810122871 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-300)
OCLC Number: 57730742
ISBN/ISSN: 0810122863
0810122871