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Reflecting on Darwin.

By: Voigts, Eckart.
Contributor(s): Schaff, Barbara | Pietrzak-Franger, Monika.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Farnham : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2014Description: 1 online resource (244 p.).ISBN: 9781472414083.Subject(s): Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882 -- Influence | Evolution (Biology) in literature | Evolution (Biology) in motion pictures | Literature and science | Science fiction -- History and criticism | Science in popular cultureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Reflecting on DarwinDDC classification: 809.9336 | 809/.9336 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; List of Figures; Notes on Contributors; Introduction: Cultural Reflections on Darwin and Their Historical Evolution; Part 1 The Cultural Evolution of Darwin's Thought; 1 'I differ widely from you': Darwin, Galton and the Culture of Eugenics; 2 Evolution, Heredity and Visuality: Reading Faces with Thomas Hardy; 3 'How like us is that ugly brute, the ape!': Darwin's 'Ape Theory' and Its Traces in Victorian Children's Magazines; 4 Gender Trouble as Monkey Business: Changing Roles of Simian Characters in Literature and Film between 1870 and 1930
Part 2 Darwin's Cultural Resonance Today5 Neo-Victorian Darwin: Representations of the Nineteenth-Century Scientist, Naturalist and Explorer in Twenty-First-Century Women's Writing; 6 (Mis-)Representations of Darwin's Origin and Evolutionary Master Narratives in The Sea (2005) and The Secret Scripture (2008); 7 Evolution for Better or for Worse? Science Fiction Literature and Film and the Public Debate on the Future of Humanity; Part 3 Darwin as 'Pop Star' of Contemporary Theory; 8 Displacing Humans, Reconfiguring Darwin in Contemporary Culture and Theory
9 Ordering Darwin: Evolution and Normativity10 The Limits of Sociobiology: Is There a Sociobiological Explanation of Culture?; 11 'Survival of the Fittest' in Darwinian Metaphysics: Tautology or Testable Theory?; Index
Summary: Taking up the historical evolution of Darwin and his theories and the cultural responses they have inspired, this collection looks at Darwin's influence on contemporary media, neo-Victorian literature and culture, science fiction literature and film, and contemporary theory. By examining the plurality of ways in which Darwin has been rewritten and reappropriated, this unique volume both mirrors and inspects the complexity of recent debates in Victorian and neo-Victorian studies.
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Cover; Contents; List of Figures; Notes on Contributors; Introduction: Cultural Reflections on Darwin and Their Historical Evolution; Part 1 The Cultural Evolution of Darwin's Thought; 1 'I differ widely from you': Darwin, Galton and the Culture of Eugenics; 2 Evolution, Heredity and Visuality: Reading Faces with Thomas Hardy; 3 'How like us is that ugly brute, the ape!': Darwin's 'Ape Theory' and Its Traces in Victorian Children's Magazines; 4 Gender Trouble as Monkey Business: Changing Roles of Simian Characters in Literature and Film between 1870 and 1930

Part 2 Darwin's Cultural Resonance Today5 Neo-Victorian Darwin: Representations of the Nineteenth-Century Scientist, Naturalist and Explorer in Twenty-First-Century Women's Writing; 6 (Mis-)Representations of Darwin's Origin and Evolutionary Master Narratives in The Sea (2005) and The Secret Scripture (2008); 7 Evolution for Better or for Worse? Science Fiction Literature and Film and the Public Debate on the Future of Humanity; Part 3 Darwin as 'Pop Star' of Contemporary Theory; 8 Displacing Humans, Reconfiguring Darwin in Contemporary Culture and Theory

9 Ordering Darwin: Evolution and Normativity10 The Limits of Sociobiology: Is There a Sociobiological Explanation of Culture?; 11 'Survival of the Fittest' in Darwinian Metaphysics: Tautology or Testable Theory?; Index

Taking up the historical evolution of Darwin and his theories and the cultural responses they have inspired, this collection looks at Darwin's influence on contemporary media, neo-Victorian literature and culture, science fiction literature and film, and contemporary theory. By examining the plurality of ways in which Darwin has been rewritten and reappropriated, this unique volume both mirrors and inspects the complexity of recent debates in Victorian and neo-Victorian studies.

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