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Science and decadence: evolutionary biology in works by Henry James, Elizabeth Robins, and Edith Wharton

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This thesis examines the significance of evolutionary biology to works by three prominent American expatriate writers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries: Henry James, Elizabeth Robins, and Edith Wharton. Drawing on scholarship from the fields of Literature and Science, Theatre and Science, and New Modernist studies, the thesis argues for the importance of new definitions of heredity in the literature of the period spanning the American Civil War and World War I. It traces th...

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HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
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Name:
Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford
Funder identifier:
http://dx.doi.org/10.13039/501100015505
Funding agency for:
Abdalla, D
Programme:
Esmond Harmsworth Graduate Scholarship
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Language:
English
Deposit date:
2021-11-24

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