Literature And Science In The Nineteenth Century

Author: Laura Otis
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191587702
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'It has been said by its opponents that science divorces itself from literature; but the statement, like so many others, arises from lack of knowledge.' John Tyndall, 1874 Although we are used to thinking of science and the humanities as separate disciplines, in the nineteenth century that division was not recognized. As the scientist John Tyndall pointed out, not only were science and literature both striving to better 'man's estate', they shared a common language and cultural heritage. The same subjects occupied the writing of scientists and novelists: the quest for 'origins', the nature of the relation between society and the individual, and what it meant to be human. This anthology brings together a generous selection of scientific and literary material to explore the exchanges and interactions between them. Fed by a common imagination, scientists and creative writers alike used stories, imagery, style, and structure to convey their meaning, and to produce work of enduring power. The anthology includes writing by Charles Babbage, Charles Darwin, Sir Humphry Davy, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Michael Faraday, Thomas Malthus, Louis Pasteur, Edgar Allan Poe, Mary Shelley, Mark Twain and many others, and introductions and notes guide the reader through the topic's many strands. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Literature and Science in the Nineteenth Century
Language: en
Pages: 624
Authors: Laura Otis
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-07-18 - Publisher: OUP Oxford

'It has been said by its opponents that science divorces itself from literature; but the statement, like so many others, arises from lack of knowledge.' John Tyndall, 1874 Although we are used to thinking of science and the humanities as separate disciplines, in the nineteenth century that division was not
Literature and Science in the Nineteenth Century
Language: en
Pages: 624
Authors: Laura Otis
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-04-23 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

This anthology brings together a generous selection of scientific and literary material to explore the exchanges and interactions between them. It shows how scientists and creative writers alike fed from a common imagination in their language, style, metaphors and imagery. It includes writing by Michael Faraday, Thomas Carlyle, Thomas Hardy,
Literature and Science
Language: en
Pages: 471
Authors: John H. Cartwright, Brian Baker
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

A survey of the interaction between science and Anglo-American literature from the late medieval period to the 20th century, examining how authors, thinkers, and philosophers have viewed science in literary texts, and used science as a window to the future. * Gives clear explanations of scientific ideas ranging from medieval
American Literature and Science
Language: en
Pages: 296
Authors: Robert Scholnick
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-01-13 - Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

Literature and science are two disciplines are two disciplines often thought to be unrelated, if not actually antagonistic. But Robert J. Scholnick points out that these areas of learning, up through the beginning of the nineteenth century, "were understood as parts of a unitary endeavor." By mid-century they had diverged,
Literature and Science
Language: en
Pages: 196
Authors: Dr Martin Willis
Categories: Literature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-01-01 - Publisher:

"This Guide introduces literature and science as a vibrant field of critical study that is increasingly influencing both university curricula and future areas of investigation. Martin Willis explores the development of the genre and its surrounding criticism from the early modern period to the present day, focusing on key texts,