Literature, Science, and a New Humanities

Literature, Science, and a New Humanities

by J. Gottschall
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0230609015

ISBN-13: 9780230609013

Pub. Date: 11/27/2008

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US

Literary studies are at a tipping point. ." There is broad agreement that the discipline is in "crisis"--that it is aimless, that its intellectual energy is spent, that all of the trends are bad, and that fundamental change will be required to set things right.  But there is little agreement on what those changes should be, and no one can predict which

Overview

Literary studies are at a tipping point. ." There is broad agreement that the discipline is in "crisis"--that it is aimless, that its intellectual energy is spent, that all of the trends are bad, and that fundamental change will be required to set things right.  But there is little agreement on what those changes should be, and no one can predict which way things will ultimately tip.  

Literature, Science, and a New Humanities represents a bold new response to the crisis in academic literary studies. This book presents a total challenge to dominant paradigms of literary analysis and offers a sweeping critique of those paradigms, and sketches outlines of a new paradigm inspired by scientific theories, methods, and attitudes. 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230609013
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
11/27/2008
Series:
Cognitive Studies in Literature and Performance Series
Edition description:
2008
Pages:
217
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Shrinking Possibility Space * Part I: On Theory, Method, and Attitude * On Theory * On Method * On Attitude * Part II: Case Studies at the Nexus of Literature and Evolutionary Science * The Heroine with a Thousand Faces * Testing Feminist Fairy Tale Studies * The Beauty Myth is No Myth * Romantic Love: A Literary Universal * Conclusion: FOTA * Appendix A: Folktale Collections and Cultural Groupings for Chapters Four and Five * Appendix B: Folktale Collections for Chapters Six and Seven

Introduction: Shrinking Possibility Space * Part I: On Theory, Method, and Attitude * On Theory * On Method * On Attitude * Part II: Case Studies at the Nexus of Literature and Evolutionary Science * The Heroine with a Thousand Faces * Testing Feminist Fairy Tale Studies * The Beauty Myth is No Myth * Romantic Love: A Literary Universal * Conclusion: FOTA * Appendix A: Folktale Collections and Cultural Groupings for Chapters Four and Five * Appendix B: Folktale Collections for Chapters Six and Seven

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