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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.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan US|
|Product dimensions:||5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Michael Wainwright is a visiting lecturer at Staffordshire University. Two-time winner of the Faulkner Conference 'Call for Papers,' his publications include Faulkner's Gambit: Chess and Literature (2011), Darwin and Faulkner's Novels: Evolution and Southern Fiction (2008), chapters in Faulkner's Sexualities (2010), and Faulkner and the Ecology of the South (2005), as well as articles for the Mississippi Quarterly, Criticism, and Papers on Language & Literature.
Table of ContentsOscar 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