The Resource America's Darwin : Darwinian theory and U.S. literary culture, edited by Tina Gianquitto and Lydia Fisher

America's Darwin : Darwinian theory and U.S. literary culture, edited by Tina Gianquitto and Lydia Fisher

Label
America's Darwin : Darwinian theory and U.S. literary culture
Title
America's Darwin
Title remainder
Darwinian theory and U.S. literary culture
Statement of responsibility
edited by Tina Gianquitto and Lydia Fisher
Title variation
Darwinian theory and U.S. literary culture
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The 16 essays in this collection explore the distinctive qualities of America's textual engagement with Darwinism--the ways in which Darwinian language and theories have made their way into American Literary and cultural texts, providing writers a new vocabulary to describe human affairs and interactions with other living organisms. The editors argue that attention to the specifics of Darwin's place in the American scene is vital in light of the particularities of the reception and uses of evolutionary theory in the U.S.--i.e. the nation's melting pot identity, its slave past, its particular brands of social Darwinism, and its school of Pragmatist philosophy. In her review of the proposal, Laura Dassow Walls pointed out that one of the most exciting aspects of this project is that the editors and authors are reading a wide range of Darwin's own texts and thereby recovering the Darwin that Americans actually encountered, the more subtle and challenging Darwin who energized modernist American literature, not the Social Darwinist constructed by Herbert Spencer"--
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PS169.S413
LC item number
A44 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gianquitto, Tina
  • Fisher, Lydia
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Darwin, Charles
  • Literature and science
  • Evolution (Biology) in literature
  • Social Darwinism in literature
Label
America's Darwin : Darwinian theory and U.S. literary culture, edited by Tina Gianquitto and Lydia Fisher
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Textual responses to Darwinian theory in the U.S. scene / Tina Gianquitto and Lydia Fisher -- Theorizing uncertainty : Charles Darwin and William James on emotion / Gregory Eiselein -- "The long road" : John Burroughs and Charles Darwin, 1862-1921 / Jeff Walker -- Darwin and the prairie origins of American entomology : Benjamin D. Walsh, pioneer visionary / Carol Anelli -- Darwin's year and Melville's "New ancient of days" / Karen Lentz Madison and R.D. Madison -- Darwinism and the "stored beauty" of culture in Edith Wharton's writing / Paul Ohler -- "A world which is not all in, and never will be" : Darwinism, pragmatist thinking, and modernist poetry / Heike Schaefer -- Sexual selection and the economics of marriage : "female choice" in the writings of Edward Bellamy and Charlotte Perkins Gilman / Kimberly A. Hamlin -- American reform Darwinism meets Russian mutual aid : utopian feminism in Mary Bradfey Lane's Mizora / Lydia Fisher -- The loud echo of a "far-distant past" : Darwin, Norris, and the clarity of anger / Melanie Dawson -- Criminal botany : progress, degeneration, and Darwin's Insectivorous plants / Tina Gianquitto -- Bodies, words, and works : Charles Darwin and Lewis Henry Morgan on human-animal relations / Gillian Feeley-Harnik -- "The power of choice" : Darwinian concepts of animal mind in Jack London's dog stories / Lilian Carswell -- T.C. Boyle's neoevolutionary queer ecologies : questioning species in "Descent of man" and "Dogology" / Nicole M. Merola -- Ape meets primatologist : post-Darwinian interspecies romances / Virginia Richter
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 401 pages
Isbn
9780820344485
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013043343
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • 4439528-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4439528
  • (Sirsi) o859447086
  • (OCoLC)859447086
Label
America's Darwin : Darwinian theory and U.S. literary culture, edited by Tina Gianquitto and Lydia Fisher
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Textual responses to Darwinian theory in the U.S. scene / Tina Gianquitto and Lydia Fisher -- Theorizing uncertainty : Charles Darwin and William James on emotion / Gregory Eiselein -- "The long road" : John Burroughs and Charles Darwin, 1862-1921 / Jeff Walker -- Darwin and the prairie origins of American entomology : Benjamin D. Walsh, pioneer visionary / Carol Anelli -- Darwin's year and Melville's "New ancient of days" / Karen Lentz Madison and R.D. Madison -- Darwinism and the "stored beauty" of culture in Edith Wharton's writing / Paul Ohler -- "A world which is not all in, and never will be" : Darwinism, pragmatist thinking, and modernist poetry / Heike Schaefer -- Sexual selection and the economics of marriage : "female choice" in the writings of Edward Bellamy and Charlotte Perkins Gilman / Kimberly A. Hamlin -- American reform Darwinism meets Russian mutual aid : utopian feminism in Mary Bradfey Lane's Mizora / Lydia Fisher -- The loud echo of a "far-distant past" : Darwin, Norris, and the clarity of anger / Melanie Dawson -- Criminal botany : progress, degeneration, and Darwin's Insectivorous plants / Tina Gianquitto -- Bodies, words, and works : Charles Darwin and Lewis Henry Morgan on human-animal relations / Gillian Feeley-Harnik -- "The power of choice" : Darwinian concepts of animal mind in Jack London's dog stories / Lilian Carswell -- T.C. Boyle's neoevolutionary queer ecologies : questioning species in "Descent of man" and "Dogology" / Nicole M. Merola -- Ape meets primatologist : post-Darwinian interspecies romances / Virginia Richter
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 401 pages
Isbn
9780820344485
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013043343
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • 4439528-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4439528
  • (Sirsi) o859447086
  • (OCoLC)859447086

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