Toward a Sociobiological Hermeneutic: Darwinian Essays on Literature by M. WainwrightToward a Sociobiological Hermeneutic: Darwinian Essays on Literature by M. Wainwright

Toward a Sociobiological Hermeneutic: Darwinian Essays on Literature

byM. Wainwright

Hardcover | May 15, 2012

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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.
MICHAEL WAINWRIGHTVisiting Lecturer at Staffordshire University, UK.
Title:Toward a Sociobiological Hermeneutic: Darwinian Essays on LiteratureFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.82 inPublished:May 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023039180X

ISBN - 13:9780230391802

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Table of Contents

Oscar Wilde, the Science of Heredity, and The Picture of Dorian Gray  Figuring the Financier in Dreiser, Dos Passos, and Faulkner Toward an Evolutionary Hamlet  The Biosocial Anthropology of Passing Game Theory in a Faulknerian Setting An Evolutionary Reengagement with Todorov's Decameron

Editorial 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