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The Resource The Routledge research companion to nineteenth-century british literature and science., John Holmes; Sharon Ruston

The Routledge research companion to nineteenth-century british literature and science., John Holmes; Sharon Ruston

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The Routledge research companion to nineteenth-century british literature and science.
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The Routledge research companion to nineteenth-century british literature and science.
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John Holmes; Sharon Ruston
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eng
Summary
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
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ERASA
Dewey number
810/820
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR468.S34
LC item number
R68 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Holmes, John
  • Ruston, Sharon
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  • English literature
  • Science in literature
  • Literature and science
  • English literature
  • Literature and science
  • Science in literature
  • Great Britain
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The Routledge research companion to nineteenth-century british literature and science., John Holmes; Sharon Ruston
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
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 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
Control code
982867008
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
436 pages
Isbn
9781472429872
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)982867008
Label
The Routledge research companion to nineteenth-century british literature and science., John Holmes; Sharon Ruston
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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 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
Control code
982867008
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
436 pages
Isbn
9781472429872
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)982867008

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