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Brian Boyd

Synopsis
Podcast series in which Dr Neema Parvini, author of Shakespeare’s History Plays: Rethinking Historicism and Shakespeare and Contemporary Theory: New Historicism and Cultural Materialism, interviews Shakespeare scholars and literary theorists from around the world in a bid to gain an understanding of current thinking in Shakespeare studies and in literary criticism more generally.

In this edition Parvini talks to Brian Boyd one of the world’s leading experts on literature and evolution. Topics include: the antifoundationalism of Karl Popper; criticisms of new historicism and cultural materialism; human nature, universals and literature; dominance and counter-dominance, self-interest and altruism; mate choice or romantic love; why do we make up stories?; David Bordwell and presentism.
Series
Shakespeare and Contemporary Theory
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio
Year of release
2013
Duration
77 mins

Credits

Contributor
Brian Boyd; Neema Parvini

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
literary theory; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); presentism

Online Availability

Online URL
http://jerryvonkramer.ipage.com/boyd.mp3

Production Company

Name

University of Surrey, Department of English and Languages

Distributor

Name

iTunes U

Web
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