Statement of responsibility: edited by Eckart Voigts, Barbara Schaff and Monika Pietrzak-Franger
ISBN: 1472414071, 9781472414076
Includes bibliographical references and index.
231 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
Science in popular culture.; Evolution (Biology) in motion pictures.; Science fiction History and criticism.; Evolution (Biology) in literature.; Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882 Influence.; Literature and science.; Literature.
- Introduction: cultural reflections on Darwin and their historical evolution, Monika Pietrzak-Franger and Eckart Voigts
- Part 1 The Cultural Evolution of Darwin?s Thought: ?I differ widely from you?: Darwin, Galton and the culture of eugenics, Angelique Richardson
- Evolution, heredity and visuality: reading faces with Thomas Hardy, Susanne Scholz
- ?How like us is that ugly brute, the ape!?: Darwin?s ?ape theory? and its traces in Victorian children?s magazines, Jochen Petzold
- Gender trouble as monkey business: changing roles of simian characters in literature and film between 1870 and 1930, Julika Griem. Part 2 Darwin?s Cultural Resonance Today: Neo-Victorian Darwin: representations of the 19th-century scientist, naturalist and explorer in 21st-century women?s writing, Ann Heilmann
- (Mis-)representations of Darwin?s Origin and evolutionary master narratives in The Sea (2005) and The Secret Scripture (2008), Felix C.H. Sprang
- Evolution for better or for worse? Science fiction literature and film and the public debate on the future of humanity, Angela Schwarz. Part 3 Darwin as ?Pop Star? of Contemporary Theory: Displacing humans, reconfiguring Darwin in contemporary culture and theory, Virginia Richter
- Ordering Darwin: evolution and normativity, Nils Wilkinson
- The limits of sociobiology: is there a sociobiological explanation of culture?, Matthias Gutmann
- ?Survival of the fittest? in Darwin metaphysics: tautology or testable theory?, Momme von Sydow