Charles Darwin Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)

Barrish, Phillip. "Accumulating Variation: Darwin's On the Origin of Species and Contemporary Literary and Cultural Theory." Victorian Studies 34, No. 4 (Summer 1991): 431-53.

Investigates the relevance of Darwin's theory of natural selection from random variation to Foucauldian critiques of marxist, deconstructive, and psychoanalytic readings of literature.

Beer, Gillian. "Darwin's Reading and the Fictions of Development." In The Darwinian Heritage, edited by David Kohn, pp. 543-88. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1985.

Studies the impact of Darwin's reading of fiction on his...

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