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Self-Effacement Revisited: Women and Scientific Autobiography

George Levine

in Dying to Know: Scientific Epistemology and Narrative in Victorian England

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226475363
eISBN:
9780226475387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226475387.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter addresses the “masculinity” or “femininity”to particular modes of thinking and action to be reflections of other writers' views. Women writing about themselves often reaffirm the ... More


Varieties of Natural History: The Whole of the Natural and the Known

Nasser Zakariya

in A Final Story: Science, Myth, and Beginnings

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226476124
eISBN:
9780226500737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226500737.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

John Herschel defines science by the knowledge of many systematically arranged to be consumed by one, distinguishing likewise between two forms of natural history: the first concerning the world as a ... More


A Diversity of Interests: 1815–1824

Melvyn C. Usselman

in Pure Intelligence: The Life of William Hyde Wollaston

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226245737
eISBN:
9780226245874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226245874.003.0013
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses Wollaston’s friendship with Julia Hankey and his trip with her family through continental Europe in 1816, as well as a description of his interactions with three prominent ... More


The “Terraqueous” Globe: Walt Whitman and the Cosmological Geography of Humboldt and Somerville

Rebecca Walsh

in The Geopoetics of Modernism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813060514
eISBN:
9780813050683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060514.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter uncovers some of modernism’s roots by demonstrating the engagement of Whitman’s “Passage to India” with teleological, cosmological geography popular in nineteenth-century America. This ... More


Academic and Popular Geography: Global Connections, Environmentalist Style

Rebecca Walsh

in The Geopoetics of Modernism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813060514
eISBN:
9780813050683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060514.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter charts the shift from the cosmological geography of mid- to late nineteenth century geographers Alexander von Humboldt and Mary Somerville to the rise of environmental determinism in the ... More


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