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The Routledge Research Companion to Nineteenth-Century British Literature and Science

Edited by: John Holmes , Sharon Ruston

Print publication date:  May  2017
Online publication date:  May  2017

Print ISBN: 9781472429872
eBook ISBN: 9781315613338
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315613338
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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 world views. To cover the full range of literary engagements with science in the nineteenth century, this companion consists of twenty-seven chapters by experts in the field, which 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.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Science, Empire and Globalization in the Nineteenth Century Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Scientific Cultures and Institutions Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Science and Religion Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Women and Science Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The Novel as Observation and Experiment Download PDF
Chapter  6:  From Gothic to Science Fiction Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Poetry and Science Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Scientific Literary Criticism Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Writing the Scientist Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Writing Science Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Science for the General Reader Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Science in the Periodical Press Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Science for Children Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Staging Science Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Mathematics Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Astronomy Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Geology Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Chemistry Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Thermodynamics Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Electricity Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Technology Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Natural History, Evolution and Ecology Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Archaeology and Anthropology Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Medical Research Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Sciences of the Mind Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Sexology Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Occult Sciences Download PDF
Afterword Download PDF
Introduction_Literature_and_science_in Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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