yup its going to be very scientific like... stating major concepts explored and conclusions made
aiming for something concise and in plain language.
Introduce Neodarwinian theory (Modern evolutionary synthesis) possibly with an example application to text (ClockWorkOrange most likely)
Current proponents of Darwinian criticism- Carroll etc... my criticism of their work .. apart from it being psuedo science crap
Arguement for the need of a new way of reading texts (pschosexual/Freudian explored to the death etc) Relevance -- new way of discerning reader/author relationship and purpose of literature in general through investigating how it all sits with current scientific thought.
PARA 1. Meme—introduce concept
Novel as a successful meme
Cultural virusus –insiduous pervasive contagious memes relgion pop culture indoctrination—CWO nadsat sublimination of communist idealogy through language etc
2. Meaning and Nihilism
Fear of nihilism and determinism and the Novel’s place in battle against these ominous notions E.POWERS
Act of creation/ usurpation (Alien Resurrection, The Machine Stops, Frankenstein)
Authors personal fight for meaning/validation/verification of purpose : literature fascilitates illusion of meaning, design etc author as aspirant God, Reliogion (mincheanism duality) morality
Penal system-punishment detterance (recurrant them in Burgess’s novels)
Subversion of Christian salvation
Heaven—limbo(jail) released into hell world!!! Antichrist releases souls from jail instead … Aaah
Brainstorm for titles for my Essay:
Some kind of play on “The Origin of Species’ or ‘Descent of man’ would be good
'Darwin made me do it' --- not really suitable for a title but somewhat apt.
…..hurled into the future blindly coursing through the universe curbed by natural selection
(hmmm obscure an pretentious much)