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The book offers a comparative analysis of diverse Darwinism-inspired discourses such as post-modern novels, science fiction, popular science and nature films. Analysing the uses of the evolutionary discourse in recent literature and films, the study demonstrates how natural science influences the contemporary humanities and how literary conventions are used to make scientific and popular-science texts intelligible and attractive. Charles Darwin's Looking Glass shows how and why today's culture gazes upon the myth of Darwin, his theory, and his life in order to find its own reflection.
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|Publisher:||Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften|
|Series:||Transatlantic Studies in British and North American Culture Series , #11|
|Product dimensions:||5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Dominika Oramus is professor at the University of Warsaw. She teaches at the Institute of English Studies. Her special interests are 20th century British fiction and the poetics of postmodernism, Angela Carter and J.G. Ballard.