Literature and Science

Hardcover | December 15, 2010

byCharlotte Sleigh

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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.

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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 thin...

CHARLOTTE SLEIGH is Senior Lecturer in History of Science at the University of Kent.  Her publications inlcude Ant (2003) and Six Legs Better: A Cultural History of Myrmecology (2007).

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:220 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.7 inPublished:December 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230218164

ISBN - 13:9780230218161

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introducing Literature and Science
A Framework for Studying Literature and Science
Seeing, Reading and Believing
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