Joseph Carroll is Curators’ Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Missouri, St. Louis. His books include The Cultural Theory of Mathew Arnold, Wallace Stevens’ Supreme Fiction, Evolution and Literary Theory, Literary Darwinism, Reading Human Nature, and (co-authored) Graphing Jane Austen. He produced an edition of On the Origin of Species. His co-edited volumes include Evolution, Literature, and Film and Darwin’s Bridge. He edits the journal Evolutionary Studies in Imaginative Culture.