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An Evolutionary Analysis of Moby Dick: The Pequod's Search for Brotherhood, Status, and Mystery

Steadman, Peter LU (2011) LIVR07 20111
Master's Programme: Literature - Culture - Media
Comparative Literature
Abstract
Applying contemporary ideas regarding the role literature may have had in human evolutionary history to literary analysis, using Herman Melville's Moby Dick as a case study. The paper focuses on the function of male bonding in the text, the ways in which the setting is defined by humanity's evolutionary past, and the artistic function of the hunt, as it is described in the text.
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author
Steadman, Peter LU
supervisor
organization
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LIVR07 20111
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Evolution, Herman Melville, literary Darwinism, Moby Dick
language
English
id
2202833
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2011-11-16 08:45:14
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2011-11-16 08:45:14
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  abstract     = {Applying contemporary ideas regarding the role literature may have had in human evolutionary history to literary analysis, using Herman Melville's Moby Dick as a case study. The paper focuses on the function of male bonding in the text, the ways in which the setting is defined by humanity's evolutionary past, and the artistic function of the hunt, as it is described in the text.},
  author       = {Steadman, Peter},
  keyword      = {Evolution,Herman Melville,literary Darwinism,Moby Dick},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {An Evolutionary Analysis of Moby Dick: The Pequod's Search for Brotherhood, Status, and Mystery},
  year         = {2011},
}