Jonathan Gottschall Ph.D.

Jonathan Gottschall, Ph.D.

Jonathan Gotschall, Ph.D. teaches English at Washington and Jefferson College in Pennsylvania. He completed graduate work in English at State University of New York at Binghamton, where he worked under the biologist David Sloan Wilson. He also writes books at the intersection of science and art, books include: The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human (2012); The Literary Animal: Evolution and the Nature of Narrative (2005)-edited with David Sloan Wilson; The Rape of Troy: Evolution, Violence and the World of Homer (2008); Literature, Science and a New Humanities (2008); Evolution, Literature and Film: A Reader-co-edited with Brian Boyd and Joseph Carroll; and Graphing Jane Austen: The Evolutionary Basis of Literary Meaning (forthcoming, 2012)-co-authored with Joseph Carroll, John Johnson, and Dan Kruger. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Scientific American Mind, New Scientist, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Nature, Science, BBC Radio and NPR.

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The Storytelling Animal

How stories make us human
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