Graphing Jane Austen : the evolutionary basis of literary meaning / Joseph Carroll ... [et al.]

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Subjects: Characters and characteristics in literature--Statistics
English fiction--19th century--History and criticism
English fiction--20th century--History and criticism
Human behavior in literature
Reader-response criticism
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817--Characters
Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928--Characters
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st ed
Published: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
Series: Cognitive studies in literature and performance
Cognitive studies in literature and performance
LC Classification: P, PR
Physical Description: ix, 305 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Alternate Titles: Portion of title: Evolutionary basis of literary meaning
Additional Authors: Carroll, Joseph, 1949-
Notes: LCCN: 2011042318
ISBN: 9781137002402
ISBN: 1137002409
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: Introduction -- Methods and results. A user's manual; Agonistic structure differentiated by sex -- Implications. Determinate meanings; Sexual politics; Adaptive function -- Case studies. Jane Austen, by the numbers; Indifferent tragedy in The mayor of Casterbridge -- Conclusion -- Glossary -- Appendices. A link to the questionnaire; Characters for whom protocols were completed; The distribution of characters in sets; Notes on statistical procedures; Results of factor analysis for emotional responses, motives, and mate selection; Statistically significant results
OCLC Number: 759175579
ISBN/ISSN: 9781137002402