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By Patrick Sharp, Jeannette Eileen Jones

This assortment is an interdisciplinary edited quantity that examines the circulate of Darwinian rules within the Atlantic area as they impacted platforms of Western idea and tradition. in particular, the booklet explores the impact of the primary tenets of Darwinism -- comparable to the speculation of evolution, the ape-man idea of human origins, and the primary of sexual choice -- on tested transatlantic highbrow traditions and cultural practices. In doing so, it will pay specific recognition to how Darwinism reconfigured discourses on race, gender, and sexuality in a transnational context. masking the interval from the ebook of The starting place of Species (1859) to 1933, whilst the Nazis (National Socialist celebration) took strength in Germany, the essays reveal the dissemination of Darwinian notion within the Western global in an remarkable trade of rules now not noticeable because the Protestant Reformation. discovered societies, literary teams, lyceums, and church buildings between different websites for public discourse subsidized lectures at the implications of Darwin’s concept of evolution for knowing the very ontological codes during which members ordered and made feel in their lives. jointly, those gatherings mirrored and constituted what the contributing students to this quantity view because the discursive energy of the cultural politics of Darwinism.

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During this conversation, in which Felix and Matthew are discussing the young Guido, Barnes makes a striking allusion to evolution: Strange Birds 25 “Animals fi nd their way about largely by the keenness of their nose,” said the doctor. “We have lost ours in order not to be one of them, and what have we in its place? A tension in the spirit which is the contraction of freedom. ”71 According to Matthew here, the moment of separation between human and animal is marked by the shrinkage of the olfactory sense, the increase of spiritual tension, and the diminution of freedom.

Allen’s “Sexual Narrative in the Fiction of Djuna Barnes,” Signs 19, no. 1 (1993): 177–200; and “The Erotics of Nora’s Narrative in Djuna Barnes’s Nightwood,” in Sexual Practice, Textual Theory: Lesbian Cultural Criticism, eds. Susan J. Wolfe and Julia Penelope (Cambridge, MA: Blackwell, 1993). 51. Barnes, Nightwood, 37. 52. For an interesting article discussing “history as an excremental production [that] determines the construction of national and personal identity” (82), see Catherine Whitley’s “Nations and the Night: Excremental History in James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake and Djuna Barnes’s Nightwood,” Journal of Modern Literature 24, no.

5. com/articles/1151 (accessed April 28, 2007). Gould’s particular targets are John Maynard Smith, Richard Dawkins, and Daniel Dennett. 6. In this vein, one could even argue that “written in the genes” performs what in an earlier era was “written in the stars,” and that thus contemporary evolutionary psychology, in spite of all its atheistic commitments, remains faithful to its onto-theological roots. 7. Note, too, the odd personification of evolution here as caring. Although I will return to this point later, here we should remember Nietzsche asking himself and responding: “What, then, is truth?

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