Toward a Sociobiological Hermeneutic: Darwinian Essays on Literature

Toward a Sociobiological Hermeneutic: Darwinian Essays on Literature

by M. Wainwright

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Overview

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230391802
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 06/05/2012
Edition description: 2012
Pages: 240
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 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

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