biopoetics

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

bio- +‎ poetics

Noun[edit]

biopoetics (uncountable)

  1. A form of literary criticism that takes into account biopsychological processes.
    • 2007 November 4, D. T. Max, “Swanns Hypothesis”, New York Times:
      There is a literary-scientific movement called biopoetics, led by the Harvard professor E. O. Wilson, that wants the humanities, as he wrote in his 1999 book Consilience, rationalized.