Literature and Science by Charlotte SleighLiterature and Science by Charlotte Sleigh

Literature and Science

byCharlotte Sleigh

Hardcover | November 17, 2010

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The growing field of literature and science is for the first time given a fully theorized overview. Using case studies from a three hundred year history, Sleigh focuses on literary form and argues that novels did not just reflect or inform areas of science, but were part of a broader, ongoing cultural negotiation about how to read things.
CHARLOTTE SLEIGH is Senior Lecturer in History of Science at the University of Kent, UK. Her publications include Ant and Six Legs Better: A Cultural History of Myrmecology.
Title:Literature and ScienceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.56 inPublished:November 17, 2010Publisher:Palgrave Higher EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230218164

ISBN - 13:9780230218161

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Table of Contents

Preface.- Introduction.- Empiricism and the Novel.- Epistolarity and the Democratic Ideal.- Idealism and the Inhuman.- Realism in Literature and the Laboratory.- Scientist, Moral Realism and the New World Order.- Subjects of Science.- Says Who? Science and Public Understanding.