By Patrick Sharp, Jeannette Eileen Jones

This assortment is an interdisciplinary edited quantity that examines the stream of Darwinian rules within the Atlantic house as they impacted structures of Western inspiration and tradition. in particular, the publication explores the effect of the main tenets of Darwinism -- resembling the idea of evolution, the ape-man thought of human origins, and the main of sexual choice -- on validated transatlantic highbrow traditions and cultural practices. In doing so, it will pay specific realization 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, while the Nazis (National Socialist get together) took energy in Germany, the essays reveal the dissemination of Darwinian idea within the Western global in an extraordinary trade of rules no longer noticeable because the Protestant Reformation. discovered societies, literary teams, lyceums, and church buildings between different websites for public discourse backed lectures at the implications of Darwin’s concept of evolution for knowing the very ontological codes wherein members ordered and made experience in their lives. jointly, those gatherings mirrored and constituted what the contributing students to this quantity view because the discursive strength of the cultural politics of Darwinism.

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The front page features a cartoon of a man and woman, unsurprisingly attractive and white, kissing. ” 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.

77. Nightwood: Jewishness, Antisemitism, Structure, and Style,” Modern Fiction Studies 51, no. 2 (2005): 311–334. Barnes, Nightwood, 11. For a very influential study of the politics of the circus in Nightwood, see Jane Marcus’s “Laughing at Leviticus: Nightwood as Woman’s Circus Epic” in Silence and Power: A Reevaluation of Djuna Barnes, ed. Mary Lynn Broe (Carbondale: Southern Illinois Press, 1991), 221–250. Barnes, Nightwood, 150. , 22. , 85. , 86. , 136. Garments and dressing play a major role not only in Dr.

21. Elizabeth Grosz, The Nick of Time: Politics, Evolution, and the Untimely (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2004), 11. Walter Kaufmann, “Introduction” in The Portable Nietzsche, ed. and trans. Walter Kaufmann (New York: Viking, 1954), 14. I use queer here to designate a figural presence that represents a resistance to reproduction. This figural presence may or may not have relations with actual gay and lesbian subjects. I am well aware that (a) many gay and lesbian individuals do have children, whether by choice or accident, and that (b) many Darwinists, such as environmental ethicist Dale Jamieson, have posited the evolutionary necessity of—and moral justification for—nonprocreative individuals as “fitness-enhancing” in the process of group selection within the species.

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