1. “Literature as a Human Universal,” in Grenzen der Literatur: Zu Begriff und Phänomen des Literarischen, edited by Fotis Jannidis, Gerhard Lauer, and Simone Winko (Berlin: de Gruyter, 2009): 142-60.
3. "Imagining Human Nature," in Evolution, Literature, and Film: A Reader, edited by Brian Boyd, Joseph Carroll, and Jonathan Gottschall (New York: Columbia University Press, 2010): 211-18.
4. “The Adaptive Function of the Arts: Alternative Evolutionary Hypotheses,” in Literature und Evolution, edited by Carsten Gansel and Dirk Vanderbeke (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2012): 50-63.
1. “Aestheticism, Homoeroticism, and Christian Guilt in The Picture of Dorian Gray: A Darwinian Critique,” Philosophy and Literature 29 (2005): 286-304. (Reprinted in Reading Human Nature and in Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, vol. 272, Gale Group.)
2. “The Cuckoo’s History: Human Nature in Wuthering Heights,” Philosophy and Literature 32 (2008): 241-57. (Reprinted in Reading Human Nature)
3. “Intentional Meaning in Hamlet: An Evolutionary Perspective,” Style 44 (2010): 230-60. (Reprinted in Reading Human Nature)
4. “The Extremes of Conflict in Literature: Violence, Homicide, and War,” in The Oxford Handbook of Violence, Homicide, and War, edited by Todd Shackelford (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012): 413-34.
5. “An Evolutionary Perspective on King Lear,” in Critical Insights: Family, edited by John Knapp (Ipswich, MA: EBSCO, 2012): 83-103.
1. “The Art Instinct in Its Historical Moment: A Meta-Review,” a review of Denis Dutton’s The Art Instinct, in The Evolutionary Review: Art, Science, Culture 1 (2010): 48-54. (Reprinted in Reading Human Nature.)
2. “Human Life History and Gene-Culture Co-Evolution: An Emerging Paradigm,” a review of Nicholas Wade’s Before the Dawn: Recovering the Lost History of Our Ancestors, Richard Wrangham’s Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human, and Gregory Cochran’s and Henry Harpending’s The 10,000 Year Explosion: How Civilization Accelerated Human Evolution, in The Evolutionary Review: Art, Science, Culture 2 (2011): 23-37.
1. “The Historical Position of Literary Darwinism,” Forbes, February 5, 2009.
2. “The Science Wars in a Long View: Putting the Human in Its Place,” in Interdisciplinary Essays on Darwinism in Hispanic Literature and Film: The Intersection of Science and the Humanities, edited by Jerry Hoeg and Kevin S. Larsen (Lewiston, NY: Edward Mellen Press, 2009): (Reprinted in Reading Human Nature)
3. “A Darwinian Revolution in the Humanities,” Politics and Culture 2010, issue 1: http://www.politicsandculture.org/2010/04/28/contents-2/ . (Reprinted in Reading Human Nature)
1. "An Evolutionary Apologia pro Vita Mea," from an interview with David DiSalvo, Neuronarrative, http://neuronarrative.wordpress.com/, posted February 27, 2009. (Reprinted in Reading Human Nature.)
2. “Denis Dutton, Universal Connoisseur,” Chronicle of Higher Education, January 24, 2011, B 20.