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Introduction

A. H. Halsey

in A History of Sociology in Britain: Science, Literature, and Society

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199266609
eISBN:
9780191601019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266603.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

It is becoming standard for sociologists to preface their books with a brief autobiography. This I have done, emphasizing belief in the potency of politics as the atmosphere of LSE in the 1940s. A ... More


Introduction: Science Studies and Early Modern Literature and Culture

Howard Marchitello

in The Machine in the Text: Science and Literature in the Age of Shakespeare and Galileo

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199608058
eISBN:
9780191729492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608058.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The Introduction offers an overview of the history of science as it impacts on the study of early modern literature and culture. This history has two general phases. The first begins in the 1930s and ... More


Yury Tynyanov and the ‘Literary Fact’

Avril Pyman

in Mapping Lives: The Uses of Biography

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263181
eISBN:
9780191734595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263181.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Russian Formalist theory argued that biography should be studied scientifically as the history of form, rather than as a history of personalities, ideas, or content. In other words, the study of ... More


The History of the Future: The Scientific Romances

Simon J. James

in Maps of Utopia: H. G. Wells, Modernity and the End of Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199606597
eISBN:
9780191738517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606597.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The scientific discoveries of the Victorian era enlarged the scope of fantastic fiction. Wells extrapolates from evolutionary theory, geology, temporal physics, and optics to imagine alternate forms ... More


Literature, Letters, and the Social Sciences

Vincent Debaene

in Far Afield: French Anthropology between Science and Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226106908
eISBN:
9780226107233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226107233.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how writers and men of letters responded to the birth of the social sciences in France by considering reactions to the foundation of sociology at the turn of the twentieth ... More


Disputes over Territory

Vincent Debaene

in Far Afield: French Anthropology between Science and Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226106908
eISBN:
9780226107233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226107233.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Whereas chapter 10 turned to the beginning of the twentieth century to gauge writers’ and literary scholars’ reactions to the advent of the social sciences, chapter 11 examines the 1930s through the ... More


Surrealism, Science Fiction and Comics

Gavin Parkinson (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381434
eISBN:
9781781382387
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381434.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

As well as examining the points of contact and the differences and antagonisms that lie between Surrealism and SF, this collection is concerned with the related literature of comics, which were ... More


Stanislaw Lem: Selected Letters to Michael Kandel

Stanislaw Lem

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781781380178
eISBN:
9781781384862
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380178.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In Stanislaw Lem: Selected Letters to Michael Kandel, Peter Swirski brings a treasury of unknown elements of Lem's life and literary legacy to light. The Polish science fiction writer died in 2006, ... More


Introduction: Materialist Aesthetics

Benjamin Morgan

in The Outward Mind: Materialist Aesthetics in Victorian Science and Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226442112
eISBN:
9780226457468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226457468.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter describes the longstanding challenge of accounting for embodiment and materiality within aesthetic theory, moving from Immanuel Kant’s rejection of sensuous pleasure in the Critique of ... More


On the Defense of Literary Value: From Early German Romanticism to Analytic Philosophy of Literature

Brady Bowman

in The Relevance of Romanticism: Essays on German Romantic Philosophy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199976201
eISBN:
9780199395507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199976201.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Identifying cognition in general with propositional knowledge exposes the cognitive value of literature to abiding skepticism. This chapter argues that German romanticism has generated two competing ... More


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