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Joseph Carroll

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 Joseph Carroll interviews the founder of a movement known as ‘Literary Darwinism’, Professor Joseph Carroll. Topics include: the resistance of the academic status quo to evolutionary theory; Matthew Arnold and the value of literary study; poststructualism vs. biologically-informed psychology and anthropology in the mainstream public; why is the question of nature and nurture important to us as readers of literature?; graphing Jane Austen and using empirical methods in literary criticism.
Series
Shakespeare and Contemporary Theory
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio
Year of release
2013
Duration
92 mins

Credits

Contributor
Joseph Carroll; Neema Parvini

Additional Details

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

Online Availability

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

Production Company

Name

University of Surrey, Department of English and Languages

Distributor

Name

iTunes U

Web
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