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Graphing Jane Austen
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2012

Graphing Jane Austen

The Evolutionary Basis of Literary Meaning

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Cognitive Studies in Literature and Performance

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978-1-137-00240-2
9781137002402
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141.36
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13
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17.08.2021
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This book helps to bridge the gap between science and literary scholarship. Building on findings in the evolutionary human sciences, the authors construct a model of human nature in order to illuminate the evolved psychology that shapes the organization of characters in nineteenth-century British novels, from Jane Austen to E. M. Forster.
Inhaltsverzeichnis
PART I: METHODS AND RESULTS A User's Manual Agonistic Structure Differentiated by Sex PART II: IMPLICATIONS Determinate Meanings Sexual Politics Adaptive Function PART III: CASE STUDIES Jane Austen, by the Numbers Indifferent Tragedy in The Mayor of Casterbridge
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Author John A. Johnson: John A. Johnson is professor of psychology at the Pennsylvania State University, DuBois. Author Daniel J. Kruger: Daniel J. Kruger is an assistant research professor at the University of Michigan.
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"Graphing Jane Austen shines a spotlight that not only would make C. P. Snow proud but also helps better understand our culture's relationship with constructs like personality, gender, and introversion." - Brainpickings

"In merging literary and evolutionary approaches, this book is certain to bring delight to an evolutionary audience and a combination of interest and consternation to the literary contingent. This is wholly appropriate for a fascinating pioneering work." - Christopher Boehm, Director, The Goodall Research Center, University of Southern California

"[The authors] bring three vital ingredients to this study of nineteenth-century English novels: a love of the novels, a modern understanding of human evolutionary biology, and facility with modern methods of data analysis. The result is a stunning synthesis; many dream of some reconciliation between the sciences and the humanities. [This book] has actually stepped in and started us down that road." - Henry Harpending, professor of Anthropology, University of Utah

'Once every century or so, a paradigm shift erupts in how we perceive literature. Graphing Jane Austen is this century's revolution. It is a masterpiece of creative, synthesizing science that lays the groundwork for an entirely new way of looking at and understanding literature. - Barbara Oakley, Professor of Engineering, Oakland University and author of Cold-Blooded Kindness and Evil Genes

'This is a strikingly original book, full of surprising insights into human nature and the way novels work.' R. Headlam-Wells, Professor Emeritus, Roehampton University London

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24.04.2012
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Englisch
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305 Seiten
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