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Darwinism as Religion: What Literature Tells Us about Evolution

Michael Ruse

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190241025
eISBN:
9780190241056
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190241025.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Through the lens of poetry and fiction, Darwinism as Religion tells the history of evolutionary theory, arguing that Charles Darwin was the significant figure in this story, that his Origin of ... More


Captain Thistlewood's Jacobite: Reading the Caribbean in Scotland's Historiography of Slavery

Joseph Jackson

in Scottish Literature and Postcolonial Literature: Comparative Texts and Critical Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637744
eISBN:
9780748652143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637744.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the interpretive ambit of James Robertson's Joseph Knight, reading it alongside another prominent text in postcolonial ‘slave fiction’, David Dabydeen's A Harlot's Progress. As ... More


Sidney's Technology: A Critique by Technology of Literary History

Alan Liu

in Local Transcendence: Essays on Postmodern Historicism and the Database

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226486956
eISBN:
9780226486970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226486970.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter, which examines the project of literary history as a technical practice that is part of the broader poetics of contemporary technē, looks at the difference between the technical ethos of ... More


The Eighteenth Century

Michael Ruse

in Darwinism as Religion: What Literature Tells Us about Evolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190241025
eISBN:
9780190241056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190241025.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The big battle in the eighteenth century, the Age of the Enlightenment, was between Providence—we can do nothing save through the Blood of the Lamb—and Progress—we humans can improve our lot through ... More


Before Darwin

Michael Ruse

in Darwinism as Religion: What Literature Tells Us about Evolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190241025
eISBN:
9780190241056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190241025.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

After a slow start, as shown by writers as diverse as Thomas Carlyle and Elizabeth Gaskell, by the mid-nineteenth century Progress was an idea firmly embedded in the Victorian consciousness. Picking ... More


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