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Title Evolution and eugenics in American literature and culture, 1880-1940 : essays on ideological conflict and complicity / edited and with an introduction by Lois A. Cuddy and Claire M. Roche.

Imprint Lewisburg, Pa. : Bucknell University Press ; London : Associated University Presses, c2003.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  810.9356 Ev64 2003    ---  Available
Description 285 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : ideological background and literary implications / Lois A. Cuddy and Claire M. Roche -- "It is the race instinct!" : evolution, eugenics, and racial ambiguity in William Dean Howells's fiction / Justin D. Edwards -- His and herland : Charlotte Perkins Gilman "re-presents" Lester F. Ward" / Cynthia J. Davis -- Jack London's evolutionary hierarchies : dogs, wolves, and men / Lisa Hopkins -- Evolving into violence : poor white humor in T.S. Stribling's Teeftallow / Debra Beilke -- Origin of story and the survival of character in Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom! / Alex Vernon -- Eugenics and the fiction of Pauline Hopkins / John Nickel -- Bad blood and lost borders : eugenic ambivalence in Mary Austin's short fiction / Penny L. Richards -- "Feeble-minded" white women and the spectre of proliferating perversity in American eugenics narratives / Elizabeth Yukins -- "Tourists accommodated" with reservations : Dorothy Canfield's writings, Vermont tourism, and the eugenics movement in Vermont / Julia C. Ehrhardt -- Eugenics and the experimental breeding ground of Susan Glaspell's The verge / Tamsen Wolff -- Helen in Philadelphia : H.D.'s eugenic paganism / Andrew Lawson -- Re-examining the political left : Erskine Caldwell and the doctrine of eugenics / Sarah C. Holmes -- Reproducing the working class : Tillie Olsen, Margaret Sanger, and American eugenics / Claire M. Roche.
Subject American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Evolution (Biology) in literature.
American fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882 -- Influence.
Literature and science.
Evolution (Biology)
Eugenics in literature.
Race in literature.
Eugenics -- history -- United States.
Evolution -- United States.
Medicine in Literature -- United States.
Social Values -- ethnology -- United States.
Added Author Cuddy, Lois A.
Roche, Claire M.
ISBN 0838755550 (alk. paper)
Standard No. NLM 101262918

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