Gerry Canavan

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Science Envy

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Not to be a crank, but “neuro lit crit” strikes me as the silliest idea since literary Darwinism, which was the silliest idea since training computers to read books for us and tell us what they say. None of these things are what literature is, or is for.

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April 11, 2010 at 1:39 pm

Literary Darwinism Watch

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Literary Darwinism: Because the only thing that can save literary criticism from its tendency towards jargony, poorly thought-out pseudoscience is more jargony, poorly thought-out pseudoscience.

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July 30, 2008 at 2:15 pm