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Title Evolution and popular narrative / edited by Dirk Vanderbeke and Brett Cooke
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill Rodopi, [2019]
book jacket
 Euro-Am Studies Lib 2F  809 C8996 v.38 2019    AVAILABLE  -  30500101557323
1.Evolution and Slasher Films / Mathias Clasen and Todd K. Plattsp.23
2.Remaking, or Not, the Classics: Straw Dog and Biocultural Stability In Rape-Pevenge Movies / David Andrewsp.43
3.Imagining the End of the World:A Biocultural Analysis of Post-Apocalyptic Fiction / Mathias Clasenp.64
4.On Love and Marriage in Popular Genres / Dirk Vanderbekep.83
5.Social Network Complexity in Mozart's Marriage of Figaro / Tamas David-Barrett, James Carney, Anna Rotkirchp.106
6.Banal Classicism and Borrowed Ethos in the Rhetorics of Human and Nonhuman Animals / Alex C. Parrishp.119
7.The Reader is Always Right: Biopoetic and Cognitive-Aesthetic Aspects of Karl Mary's Adventure Novel Winnetou I / Sophia Wegep.132
8.Why We Read Detective Fiction: Theory of Mind in Action / Judith P. Saundersp.156
9.Handel, Senesino, and Giulio Cesare, or the Irreversible Decline of Opera Seria / Brett Cookep.182
10.We've Evolved into the Gutters: Using Cognition and a Graphic Novel To Kill Shakespeare / Joe Keenerp.205
11.Theory of Mind and Mind Eating:The Popular Appeal of Jane Austen And Pride and Prejudice and Zombies / Kathryn Duncanp.228
12.The Relevance of Popularity:Ecological Factors at Play in Story Pervasiveness / Michelle Scalise sugiyamap.245
13.A Quantitative Approach to Counterintuitive Imagery in the Hebrew Bible and the Harry Potter Novels / Tom Dolackp.264
Descript viii, 303 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Critical studies, 0923-411X ; volume 38
Critical studies (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 0923-411X ; v. 38
Note Includes index
"The contributors to this volume share the assumption that popular narrative, when viewed with an evolutionary lens, offers us an incisive index into human nature. In theory, narrative art could take a near infinity of possible forms, but in actual practice particular motifs, plot patterns, stereotypical figures, and artistic devices persistently resurface, indicating specific predilections frequently at odds with actual living conditions. The papers explore various media and genres to gauge the impact of our evolutionary inheritance, in interdependence with the respective cultural environments, on our aesthetic appreciation. They also suggest that research into mass culture is indispensable for evolutionary criticism and that it may contribute to discussions of the prehistoric conditions that still influence modern preferences in popular narrative. Contributions by David Andrews, James Carney, Mathias Clasen, Brett Cooke, Tom Dolack, Kathryn Duncan, Isabel Behncke Izquierdo, Joe Keener, Alex C. Parrish, Todd K. Platts, Anna Rotkirch, Judith P. Saunders, Michelle Scalise Sugiyama, Dirk Vanderbeke, and Sophia Wege"-- Provided by publisher
Link Online version: Evolution and popular narrative Boston : 2019. 9789004391161 (DLC) 2019980479
Subject Storytelling in mass media
Narration (Rhetoric)
Human behavior
Alt Author Vanderbeke, Dirk, 1958- editor
Cooke, Brett, editor
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