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Literature and Science

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Red Globe Press

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Outlining Literature

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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...

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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 first fully theorized overview of this growing field
Makes an original argument about the centrality of literary form
Written with the needs of students in mind, it introduces a variety of genres, draws on classic and unexpected case studies and includes suggestions for further reading and research

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.

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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.

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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.

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