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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 510–546.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Dana Carluccio Copyright © Hofstra University 2009 Dana Carluccio The Evolutionary Invention of Race: W. E. B. Du Bois’s “Conservation” of Race and George Schuyler’s Black No More Dana Carluccio For humanities scholars debating the contours of W. E. B. Du Bois’s notoriously...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2016) 62 (4): 403–428.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Daniel Aureliano Newman This essay links anachrony in Aldous Huxley’s bildungsroman Eyeless in Gaza to the biological phenomenon of heterochrony (changes in the schedule and tempo of developmental processes, resulting in evolutionary novelty). Highlighting implicit correspondences between Bildung...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 634–639.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Vanessa L. Ryan The Evolutionary Imagination in Late-Victorian Novels: An Entangled Bank , by Glendening John , Aldershot : Ashgate Publishing Ltd. , 2007 . 225 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2009 Vanessa L. Ryan Revisiting Evolution in 1890s Fiction The Evolutionary...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 629–633.
Published: 01 December 2009
... conceptions and biases. Of my many preconceptions, the one most relevant to the task of reviewing Comeuppance is bemused skepticism about evolutionary psychology. Flesch has done nothing to leaven that skepticism, but he has produced a discussion of fiction that is a surpris- ing and original...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 640–644.
Published: 01 December 2009
... the field helped shape photo history” (xxiii). And while Prodger’s focus on Expression might seem narrow, or the text less important than The Origin of Species or The Descent of Man, he shows how Expression represented an ambitious extension of evolutionary theory from visible, physical...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 423–444.
Published: 01 December 2009
... sphere, the most visible of these disciplines was the field of evolutionary psychology. Building on the sociobiology worked out in the 1970s by E. O. Wilson, Richard Dawkins, Robert Trivers, and others, evolutionary psychology explicitly sought, under the banner of Wilson’s “consilience,”1 to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 618–623.
Published: 01 December 2009
... human. That is, rather than representing possibilities for the evolutionary future of the human, posthuman narratives show us that we have never 618Twentieth-Century Literature 55.4 Winter 2009 618 Review been human at all—or at least not only human. By comprehending the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2007) 53 (2): 93–124.
Published: 01 June 2007
... evolutionary psychology in the 1990s, the deployment of Darwinian ideas and models has been steadily on the rise in a wide variety of academic fields—Brian Boyd offers a list that includes ethology, linguistics, artificial intelligence, neurophysiology, anthropology, analytic philosophy, and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2013) 59 (1): 157–163.
Published: 01 March 2013
...-scientific discourse: electromagnetism, the physical culture movement, and evolutionary theories of race. Each chapter opens with 157Twentieth-Century Literature 59.1 Spring 2013 157 Carrie J. Preston a section that traces the history of extraliterary engagements with these topics...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 187–212.
Published: 01 June 2012
... evolutionary—that work to define its place at the top of a great chain of being, itself understood as a geo-political as well as metaphysical hierarchy. The social process that surrounds these sciences—imagined by both Bradshaw and Clarissa as a kind of natural selection—becomes leg- ible in Clarissa’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 572–596.
Published: 01 December 2009
... nonetheless legalistic authority (the church); on the side of evolutionary science we find Huxley motivated by a rational but nonetheless charismatic authority (Darwin). It would be dramatically overstating things to suggest that Huxley’s apologetics on behalf of The Origin of Species are of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2018) 64 (4): 449–482.
Published: 01 December 2018
... only by means of randomly generated differences. In both Greek tragic drama and Darwin’s evolutionary biology, one cannot work backward from fortune to foresight: no witting Mind allocates fate. As a result, tragedy and evolutionary theory have faced analogous interpretive distortion. Chance, the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 597–617.
Published: 01 December 2009
... expression of humanlike emotion in animals. This emotional bond is presented as crucial to the evolutionary history and future progress of human society. One expression of emotion analyzed by Darwin is of a dog’s licking the hands and face of her master, an act of love which, he speculates, “probably...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 411–416.
Published: 01 September 2015
... philosophy as the “focus on emergent processes that develop in unpredictable ways and sustain themselves by means of their internal logic” (3), Moses draws together the evolutionary theories of Charles Darwin with the work of Henri Bergson, William James, and Friedrich Nietzsche, in order to show how these...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 333–340.
Published: 01 June 2012
... progressing” but as also embedding the ways that nationalist and racialist anxieties are overlaid with evolutionary ones in a post-Darwinian con- text. For Seitler, Tarzan is a national superhero who signals the longing to bolster white, masculine potency through “the display of human mastery over...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 485–509.
Published: 01 December 2009
... Darwin’s evolutionary biology to imply that willed, targeted interference with evolutionary processes causes mostly pain, since all living beings have evolved in conjunction with their environments. While Pygmalion—not Moreau—is sometimes read as an educational success story, the works are equally...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2017) 63 (4): 385–404.
Published: 01 December 2017
... the mongoose—doesn’t ask that labor be the source of “pleasure” and therefore remains free to “honor[ ] the sand by assuming its color” (69). However, the wider context of Moore’s engagement with evolutionary science suggests that such a perspective holds good only as long as one looks at a single...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 394–405.
Published: 01 September 2007
... own close encounter with contemporary cognitive science and evolutionary psychology, her discussion o f empirical data from these fields is usually described as suggestive. Claims for the existence o f mind as a neurological capacity, or even as a brain module, like vision or...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 445–484.
Published: 01 December 2009
... processes and innovation rubs out any hard-and-fast dividing line between nature and culture. Not only does this mean that they understand culture to have biological determinants, as evolutionary psychologists have been telling us for the 446 Gertrude Stein’s Lively Habits last...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2012) 58 (4): 556–581.
Published: 01 December 2012
... primarily from Spencer’s evolutionary theory rather than his more overtly economic works—though as the above paragraphs suggest, these two aspects of Spencer’s work are not independent. Rather than taking up the question of this influence per se, however, I concentrate on the ways in which works by...