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Table Of Contents

1. Literature, Science, and Biocultural Interpretation
Literature and Science?
The Emergence of "English" and the Two Cultures
What Is Consilience?
The "Unimaginable Complexity" of Interpretation
The Centrality of Interpretation: Glimpsing Knowledge
Are Art and Literature Adaptations?
What Is Literature For?
2. "It Is No Tale": Narrative, Aesthetics, and Ideology
Aesthetics under the Sign of Ideology
Narrative Knowing and Epistemic Constraints
Cognition, Modernization, and Aesthetic Transformation
Unknowing the Narrative Habit: Wordsworthian Configurations
Mary Robinson's Lyrical Tale
3. Minding Ecocriticism: Human Wayfinders and Natural Places
Mental Maps for Critical Footpaths
Constructing Minds
Constructing Environment
Constructing Place
Literary Constructions of Nature, Place, and Environment
No Place: Wide Sargasso Sea and Psychic Displacement
4. Remembering the Body: Feelings, Concepts, Process
Cognitivism in the Matrix of Experience
Multiple Cognitions
From Cognitive Rhetoric to Conceptual Blending
Cognition, Consciousness, and the Modern Mind
In the Literary Matrix: Cognitive Ecological Process
Vines and Vipers: Re-regulation in Coleridge's "Dejection"
Shrinking the Self: "I Could See the Smallest Things"
5. Endangered Daughters: Sex, Mating, and Power in Darwinian Feminist Perspective
The Emergence of Darwinian Literary Criticism
Whose Life History?
Wuthering Heights and the Social Emotions
Inbreeding Depression and Romantic Incest
Mating Strategies, Monogamy, and Sexual Equality
Quarry or Wife? The Proprietary Male and Relational Possibility in The Fox