With forty-four newly commissioned articles from an international cast of leading scholars,The Routledge Companion to Literature and Science traces the network of connections among literature, science, technology, mathematics, and medicine. Divided into three main sections, this volume:Members of the British Society for Literature and Science are eligible for a discount.
Ranging from classical origins and modern revolutions to current developments in cultural science studies and the posthumanities, this indispensible volume offers a comprehensive resource for undergraduates, postgraduates, and researchers.
- Links diverse literatures to scientific disciplines from Artificial Intelligence to Thermodynamics
- Surveys current theoretical and disciplinary approaches from Animal Studies to Semiotics
- Traces the history and culture of literature and science from Greece and Rome to Postmodernism
With authoritative, accessible, and succinct treatments of the sciences in their literary dimensions and cultural frameworks, here is the essential guide to this vibrant area of study.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
The Routledge Companion to Literature and Science is about to be published. Details are available on the publishers' website:
Tuesday, July 06, 2010
A fairly recent initiative of the National Humanities Center is 'On the Human', an online forum for humanities scholars and scientists to ’share their ideas and research’. A number of eminent scholars in the literature and science field have published essays in the forum, including N. Katherine Hayles (‘Distributing/Disturbing the Chinese Room’) and Joseph Carroll (‘The Adaptive Function of Literature and the Other Arts’), and each is followed by substantial comments from other scholars. The site recently published a new essay on ‘Late Darwin and the Problem of the Human’ by Gillian Beer. Former Science and Literature Reading Group member Katy Price's poetic response to the essay is on her blog here.