“A first-rate contribution to the field . . . Recommended.” — Choice

“Extremely well conceived, bringing together classics from the early days and the cutting edge of recent statistical scholarship. The essays are excellent and represent the best work being done right now in the field.”— Blakey Vermeule, Stanford University

“This book not only fills a need, but creates a field. With texts ranging from the classic to the contemporary, Evolution, Literature, and Film builds on the dramatic advances made in recent years by evolutionary literary study and extends those advances to the study of film and beyond, to a ‘new humanities.’ This argument is frankly revolutionary in its aspirations, seeking to revitalize the humanities by linking them to the human sciences.” — Geoffrey Harpham, president and director, National Humanities Center

“Original and unique—there is almost by default no collection like it at present. The field of evolutionary literary studies is coalescing as I write, and the publication of this book will have a decisive and positive impact in this regard.” — Peter Swirski, author of Literature, Analytically Speaking: Explorations in the Theory of Interpretation, Analytic Aesthetics, and Evolution