I’m teaching, for the first time, this subject in the final semester for this year (we have a three semester structure in defiance of all etymology), and as you might expect I’m pretty au fait with it all, except for one: Darwinism and literature. Now, we’re using the Appleman volume Darwin (3rd edition)as the text, and it has some sections, but I thought I’d ask my readers for suggestions of material for the students and a guide to me. Because I am an aesthetic black hole: I suck it in, but no information gets back out.
Please don’t suggest the recent “literary Darwinism” movement. I have problems with that, not least it’s reliance on evolutionary psychological speculation.