Joseph Carroll's Books and Essays 

on Evolution, Literary Theory, and Criticism


 Curriculum Vitae   


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Literary Darwinism in the Press




Evolution and Literary Theory

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(University of Missouri Press, 1995)


"The founding text in the field," D. T. Max in The New York Times Magazine (2005)

Ellen Dissanayake's review of Evolution and Literary Theory

Robert Storey's Review of Evolution and Literary Theory

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An edition of Darwin's On the Origin of Species

(Broadview, 2003)

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An unabridged edition of On the Origin of Species, correcting the first edition against the second. The volume also contains an introduction, a bibliography, explanatory notes, a chronology of Darwin's life, and a register of names cited. The appendices contain substantial selections from other works by Darwin (Autobiography, Notebooks, letters, Voyage of the Beagle, and Descent of Man) and selections from Darwin's sources and contemporaries (excerpts from Genesis, Paley, Lamarck, Spencer, Lyell, Malthus, Huxley, and Wallace).                                                                                                                                                                                               

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Literary Darwinism: 

Evolution, Human Nature, and Literature 

(Routledge, 2004)

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Denis Dutton's review of Literary Darwinism

Tim Horvath's review of Literary Darwinism

Jonathan Gottschall's Review of Literary Darwinism

Articles and Reviews included in Literary Darwinism

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Articles and Reviews 


Literary Darwinism 


Reading Human Nature


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Reading Human Nature: 

Literary Darwinism 

in Theory and Practice

SUNY Press, 2011

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Graphing Jane Austen:

The Evolutionary Basis of Literary Meaning

Palgrave Macmillan, 2012

Joseph Carroll, Jonathan Gottschall, John Johnson, and Daniel Kruger

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Questionnaire Used in the Study

Articles from the Study

(Journalistic Buzz about "Hierarchy in the Library")

Introduction to Graphing Jane Austen

Conclusion to Graphing Jane Austen

Powerpoint Presentation on Graphing Jane Austen

Audiofile of a Lecture on the Powerpoint Presentation

Video of a Lecture on Graphing Jane Austen

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Evolution, Literature, and Film: Book Cover

Columbia University Press

Maya Lessov, video interviews with Joseph Carroll, Brian Boyd, & Jonathan Gottschall (2005-2008)



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Volume 1

Volume 2

                                                                         Edited by Alice Andrews and Joseph Carroll                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           


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