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Title The Routledge research companion to nineteenth-century British literature and science / edited by John Holmes and Sharon Ruston
Imprint Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2017
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 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  PR468.S34 R869 2017    AVAILABLE    30530001382720
Descript xii, 465 pages ; 26 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Introduction: literature and science in the nineteenth century / John Holmes and Sharon Ruston -- Part I. Contexts. Science, empire and globalization in the nineteenth century / Sadiah Qureshi -- Scientific cultures and institutions / Martin Willis -- Science and religion / Paul White -- Women and science / Michelle Boswell -- Part II. Genres. The novel as observation and experiment / Charlotte Sleigh -- From Gothic to science fiction / Adam Roberts -- Poetry and science / Gregory Tate -- Scientific literary criticism / Peter Garratt -- Writing the scientist: biography and autobiography / David Amigoni -- Writing science: scientific prose / Jonathan Smith -- Science for the general reader / Ralph O'Connor -- Science in the periodical press / Gowan Dawson -- Science for children / Debbie Bark -- Staging science / Iwan Morus -- Part III. Mathematical and physical sciences. Mathematics / Alice Jenkins -- Astronomy / Pamela Gossin -- Geology / Adelene Buckland -- Chemistry / Sharon Ruston -- Thermodynamics / Barri J. Gold -- Electricity / Stella Pratt-Smith -- Technology / Meegan Kennedy -- Part IV. Biological and human sciences. Natural history, evolution and ecology: the biological sciences / John Holmes -- Archaeology and anthropology / Julia Reid -- Medical research / Andrew Mangham -- Sciences of the mind / Suzy Anger -- Sexology / Anna Katharina Schaffner -- Occult sciences / Christine Ferguson -- Afterword / Bernard Lightman
"Tracing the continuities and trends in the complex relationship between literature and science in the long nineteenth century, this companion provides scholars with a comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date foundation for research in this field. In intellectual, material, and social terms, the transformation undergone by Western culture over the period was unprecedented. Many of these changes were grounded in the growth of science. Yet science was not a cultural monolith then any more than it is now, and its development was shaped by competing worldviews. To cover the full range of literary engagements with science in the long nineteenth century, the companion consists of 27 essays by experts in the field that explore crucial social and intellectual contexts for the interactions between literature and science, how science affected different genres of writing, and the importance of individual scientific disciplines and concepts within literary culture. Each chapter has its own extensive bibliography. The volume as a whole is rounded out with a synoptic introduction by the editors and an afterword by the eminent historian of nineteenth-century science Bernard Lightman"-- Provided by publisher
Subject English literature -- 19th century -- Themes, motives
Science in literature -- History -- 19th century
Literature and science -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
Alt Author Holmes, John, 1973- editor
Ruston, Sharon, editor
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