By Tina Gianquitto,Lydia Fisher,Paul Ohler,Kimberly Hamlin,Gillian Feeley-Harnik,Carol Anelli,Jeff Walker,Nicole Merola,Gregory Eiselein,Melanie Dawson,Lilian Carswell,Karen Lentz Madison,R.D. Madison,Prof. Dr. Virginia Richter,Heike Schaefer
While a lot has been written concerning the effect of Darwin’s theories on U.S. tradition, and numerous scholarly collections were dedicated to the technology of evolution, few have addressed the categorical info of Darwin’s theories as a cultural strength affecting U.S. writers. America’s Darwin fills this hole and lines various serious techniques that study U.S. textual responses to Darwin’s works.
The students during this assortment signify a number disciplines—literature, background of technological know-how, women’s experiences, geology, biology, entomology, and anthropology. All pay shut recognition to the explicit varieties that Darwinian evolution took within the usa, enticing not just with Darwin’s most famed works, similar to On the beginning of Species, but in addition with much less commonly used works, reminiscent of The Expression of the feelings in guy and Animals.
Each contributor considers specific social, cultural, and highbrow stipulations that affected the reception and dissemination of evolutionary idea, from ahead of the booklet of On the starting place of Species to the early years of the twenty-first century. those essays have interaction with the explicit info and language of a big variety of Darwin’s texts, treating his writings as basic assets necessary to comprehending the influence of Darwinian language on American writers and thinkers. This cautious engagement with the texts of evolution permits us to work out the huge issues of its reputation and adoption within the American scene; this technique additionally highlights the ways that writers, reformers, and others reconfigured Darwinian language to fit their person purposes.
America’s Darwin demonstrates the numerous ways that writers and others healthy themselves to a story of evolution whose dominant motifs are contingency and uncertainty. jointly, the authors make the compelling case that the translation of evolutionary idea within the U.S. has regularly shifted when it comes to triumphing cultural anxieties.
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America's Darwin: Darwinian Theory and U.S. Culture by Tina Gianquitto,Lydia Fisher,Paul Ohler,Kimberly Hamlin,Gillian Feeley-Harnik,Carol Anelli,Jeff Walker,Nicole Merola,Gregory Eiselein,Melanie Dawson,Lilian Carswell,Karen Lentz Madison,R.D. Madison,Prof. Dr. Virginia Richter,Heike Schaefer