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Uncommon contexts : encounters between science and literature, 1800-1914 / edited by Ben Marsden, Hazel Hutchison and Ralph O'Connor.

Contributor(s): Marsden, Ben [editor.] | Hutchison, Hazel [editor.] | O'Connor, Ralph [editor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Science and culture in the nineteenth century: no. 23.Publisher: London : Pickering & Chatto, c2013Description: xiii, 239 pages : illustrations, facsims. ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781848933620; 1848933622.Subject(s): Literature and science -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century | Science in literature -- History -- 19th century | Scientific literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th centuryDDC classification:
Contents:
I. Literary Genres of Science Writing -- 1. The Experimental Novel and the Literature of Physiology / Paul White -- 2. An Active Nature: Robert Hunt and the Genres of Science Writing / Melanie Keene -- 3. Hyena-Hunting and Byron-Bashing in the Old North: William Buckland, Geological Verse and the Radical Threat / Ralph O'Connor -- II. Pushing the Boundaries of `Literature and Science' -- 4. Re-reading Isambard Kingdom Brunel: Engineering Literature in the Early Nineteenth Century / Ben Marsden -- 5. Genre and Geometry: Victorian Mathematics and the Study of Literature and Science / Alice Jenkins -- III. Science and Technology in Fiction -- 6. Elizabeth Gaskell's Social Vision: The Natural Histories of Mary Barton / Anne Secord -- 7.`I Have in Mind a Study of a Scotch Seaman': Witnessing Power in Joseph Conrad's Early Literature of the Sea / Crosbie Smith -- 8.`The Telegraph has Other Work to Do': Reading and Consciousness in Henry James's In the Cage / Hazel Hutchison.
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Science & Technology Studies Collection 5(02):93 UNCOMMON (Browse shelf) Available 2402525414

Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-230) and index.

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