Michelle Scalise Sugiyama

Research Associate at the University of Oregon Institute of Cognitive and Decision Sciences


2008 "Information is the Stuff of Narrative." Style 42(2 & 3): 254-260.

2008 "How an Interest in Fiction Could Have Evolved-A Review of Comeuppance: Costly Signaling, Altruistic Punishment, and Other Biological Components of Fiction." Evolution and Human Behavior 29(5): 370-372.

2008 "Narrative as Social Mapping--Case Study: The Trickster Genre and the Free Rider Problem." Ometeca XII: 24-42.

2006 "Lions and Tigers and Bears: Predators as a Folklore Universal," in Anthropology and Social History: Heuristics in the Study of Literature, ed. H. Friedrich, F. Jannidis, U. Klein, K. Mellmann, S. Metzger, and M. Willems, 319-331. Paderborn: Mentis.

2006 "The Nature of Literature: A Review of Madame Bovary's Ovaries," Entelechy 8. http://www.entelechyjournal.com.

2005 "Reverse-Engineering Narrative: Evidence of Special Design," in The Literary Animal, ed. J. Gottshall and D. S. Wilson, 177-196. Chicago: Northwestern University Press.

2004 "Predation, Narration, and Adaptation: 'Little Red Riding Hood' Revisited," Interdisciplinary Literary Studies 5(2): 108-127.

2004 "Review of Glen Love's Practical Ecocriticism." Human Nature Review. Ed. Ian Pritchford and Robert M. Young. http://www.human-nature.com.

2003 "Cultural Variation is Part of Human Nature: Literary Universals, Context-Sensitivity, and 'Shakespeare in the Bush,'" Human Nature 14(4): 383-396.

2003 "Social Roles, Prestige, and Health Risk: Social Niche Specialization as a Risk-Buffering Strategy," Human Nature 14(2): 165-90. Co-authored with Lawrence Sugiyama.

2001 "Narrative Theory and Function: Why Evolution Matters," Philosophy and Literature 25(2): 233-50.

2001 "Food, Foragers, and Folklore: The Role of Narrative in Human Subsistence," Evolution and Human Behavior 22(4): 221-40.

2001 "New Science, Old Myth: An Evolutionary Critique of the Oedipal Paradigm," Mosaic 34(1): 121-36.

1997 "Feminine Nature: An Evolutionary Analysis of Hemingway's Women Characters," dissertation, University of California, Santa Barbara.

1996 "Darwinian Literary Science? A Review of Evolution and Literary Theory by Joseph Carroll," Skeptic 4(4): 94-96.

1996 "On the Origins of Narrative: Storyteller Bias as a Fitness-Enhancing Strategy," Human Nature 7(7): 403-25.

Contact Info

  • mscalise@uoregon.edu

  •    Institute of Cognitive &
       Decision Sciences
       University of Oregon
       Eugene, OR 97403

       (541) 346-5142