Abstract

Ecocriticism provides a natural meeting-point of the humanities and the life sciences. Shakespeare's last great play, The Tempest, is rich in its anticipation of Darwinian evolutionary ideas, thus providing the stage for a rare two-cultures dialogue between, arguably, the world's greatest literary artist and its greatest scientist on the most abiding and profound of subjects: nature, and especially human nature. If Caliban is the most noticeable of The Tempest's subjects of evolutionary and cultural significance, he is accompanied by other matters of interest in today's expanding field of biocultural and cognitive research and thought.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1080-6520
Print ISSN
1063-1801
Pages
pp. 121-140
Launched on MUSE
2011-04-23
Open Access
No
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