Victorian literature; Victorian science
Explores the ways in which selected Victorian writers critiqued, repressed, or caricatured the underground influence of the earlier French biological theorist Lamarck. Works discussed include George Eliot's Middlemarch and Robert Louis Stevenson's Strange Tale of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. First presented at the Sixth International Scott Conference, Eugene, Oregon, 1999.
(c) Patrick Scott, 1999