Vision Science and Literature 1870 1920

Vision  Science and Literature  1870 1920
Author: Martin Willis
Release: 2015-07-22
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 308
ISBN: 9781317321859
Language: en
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This book explores the Victorian concept of vision across scientific and cultural forms. Willis charts the characterization of vision through four organizing principles – small, large, past and future – to arrive at a Victorian conception of what vision was. Willis then explores how this Victorian vision influenced twentieth-century ways of seeing.

Vision Science and Literature 1870 1920

Vision  Science and Literature  1870 1920
Author: Martin Willis
Release: 2011-11-15
Editor: University of Pittsburgh Press
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780822981909
Language: en
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Winner of the British Society for Literature and Science Annual Prize, 2011 Winner of the Cultural Studies in English Prize, 2012 This book explores the role of vision and the culture of observation in Victorian and modernist ways of seeing. Willis charts the characterization of vision through four organizing principles—small, large, past and future—to survey Victorian conceptions of what vision was. He then explores how this Victorian vision influenced twentieth-century ways of seeing, when anxieties over visual "truth" became entwined with modernist rejections of objectivity.

The Routledge Research Companion to Nineteenth Century British Literature and Science

The Routledge Research Companion to Nineteenth Century British Literature and Science
Author: John Holmes,Sharon Ruston
Release: 2017-05-18
Editor: Taylor & Francis
Pages: 466
ISBN: 9781317042341
Language: en
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Tracing the continuities and trends in the complex relationship between literature and science in the long nineteenth century, this companion provides scholars with a comprehensive, authoritative and up-to-date foundation for research in this field. In intellectual, material and social terms, the transformation undergone by Western culture over the period was unprecedented. Many of these changes were grounded in the growth of science. Yet science was not a cultural monolith then any more than it is now, and its development was shaped by competing world views. To cover the full range of literary engagements with science in the nineteenth century, this companion consists of twenty-seven chapters by experts in the field, which explore crucial social and intellectual contexts for the interactions between literature and science, how science affected different genres of writing, and the importance of individual scientific disciplines and concepts within literary culture. Each chapter has its own extensive bibliography. The volume as a whole is rounded out with a synoptic introduction by the editors and an afterword by the eminent historian of nineteenth-century science Bernard Lightman.

Spiritualism Mesmerism and the Occult 1800 1920 Vol 1

Spiritualism  Mesmerism and the Occult  1800   1920 Vol 1
Author: Shane McCorristine
Release: 2021-12-17
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 1950
ISBN: 9781000561449
Language: en
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This edition provides an insight into the dark areas between Victorian science, medicine and religion. The rare reset source material in this collection is organized thematically and spans the period from initial mesmeric experiments at the beginning of the nineteenth century to the decline of the Society for Psychical Research in the 1920s.

Free Will and the Human Sciences in Britain 1870 1910

Free Will and the Human Sciences in Britain  1870   1910
Author: Roger Smith
Release: 2015-10-06
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 364
ISBN: 9781317320432
Language: en
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Smith takes an in-depth look at the question of free will through the prism of different disciplines in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

The Making of Modern Anthrax 1875 1920

The Making of Modern Anthrax  1875   1920
Author: James F Stark
Release: 2015-07-28
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9781317318675
Language: en
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Stark offers a fresh perspective on the history of infectious disease. He examines anthrax in terms of local, national and global significance, and constructs a narrative that spans public, professional and geographic domains.

The Medical Trade Catalogue in Britain 1870 1914

The Medical Trade Catalogue in Britain  1870   1914
Author: Claire L Jones
Release: 2015-07-28
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 277
ISBN: 9781317318767
Language: en
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By the late nineteenth century, advances in medical knowledge, technology and pharmaceuticals led to the development of a thriving commercial industry. The medical trade catalogue became one of the most important means of promoting the latest tools and techniques to practitioners. Drawing on over 400 catalogues produced between 1870 and 1914, Jones presents a study of the changing nature of medical professionalism. She examines the use of the catalogue in connecting the previously separate worlds of medicine and commerce and discusses its importance to the study of print history more widely.

Victorian Literature and the Physics of the Imponderable

Victorian Literature and the Physics of the Imponderable
Author: Sarah C Alexander
Release: 2015-07-28
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 215
ISBN: 9781317316817
Language: en
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The Victorians were obsessed with the empirical but were frequently frustrated by the sizeable gaps in their understanding of the world around them. This study examines how literature and popular culture adopted the emerging language of physics to explain the unknown or ‘imponderable’.

Literature and Science

Literature and Science
Author: Martin Willis
Release: 2014-12-01
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781137474414
Language: en
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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, topics and debates.

Adolphe Quetelet Social Physics and the Average Men of Science 1796 1874

Adolphe Quetelet  Social Physics and the Average Men of Science  1796   1874
Author: Kevin Donnelly
Release: 2015-07-28
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9781317316756
Language: en
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Adolphe Quetelet was an influential scientist whose controversial work was condemned by John Stuart Mill and Charles Dickens. He was in contact with many Victorian elite, including Babbage, Herschel and Faraday. This is the first scholarly biography of Quetelet, exploring his contribution to quantitative reasoning and place in intellectual history.

Science and Societies in Frankfurt Am Main

Science and Societies in Frankfurt Am Main
Author: Ayako Sakurai
Release: 2015-07-28
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9781317319818
Language: en
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Sakurai presents a study of how scientific societies affected the social and political life of a city. As it did not have a university or a centralized government, Frankfurt am Main is an ideal case study of how scientific associations – funded by private patronage for the good of the local populace – became an important centre for natural history.

Brewing Science Technology and Print 1700 1880

Brewing Science  Technology and Print  1700   1880
Author: James Sumner
Release: 2015-07-28
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 314
ISBN: 9781317319306
Language: en
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How did the brewing of beer become a scientific process? Sumner explores this question by charting the theory and practice of the trade in Britain and Ireland during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Discourses of Vision in Nineteenth Century Britain

Discourses of Vision in Nineteenth Century Britain
Author: Jonathan Potter
Release: 2018-09-22
Editor: Springer
Pages: 269
ISBN: 9783319897370
Language: en
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This book offers an innovative reassessment of the way Victorians thought and wrote about visual experience. It argues that new visual technologies gave expression to new ways of seeing, using these to uncover the visual discourses that facilitated, informed and shaped the way people conceptualised and articulated visual experience. In doing so, the book reconsiders literary and non-fiction works by well-known authors including George Eliot, Charles Dickens, G.H. Lewes, Max Nordau, Herbert Spencer, and Joseph Conrad, as well as shedding light on less-known works drawn from the periodical press. By revealing the discourses that formed around visual technologies, the book challenges and builds upon existing scholarship to provide a powerful new model by which to understand how the Victorians experienced, conceptualised, and wrote about vision.

Victorian Medicine and Popular Culture

Victorian Medicine and Popular Culture
Author: Louise Penner
Release: 2015-07-28
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 197
ISBN: 9781317316725
Language: en
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This collection of essays explores the rise of scientific medicine and its impact on Victorian popular culture. Chapters include an examination of Dickens’s involvement with hospital funding, concerns over milk purity and the theatrical portrayal of drug addiction, plus a whole section devoted to medicine in crime fiction.

The Gestalt Shift in Conan Doyle s Sherlock Holmes Stories

The Gestalt Shift in Conan Doyle s Sherlock Holmes Stories
Author: Michael J. Crowe
Release: 2018-10-10
Editor: Springer
Pages: 229
ISBN: 9783319982915
Language: en
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This book analyzes the four novels and fifty-six stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle describing the adventures and discoveries of Sherlock Holmes. Michael J. Crowe suggests that nearly all the Holmes stories exhibit the pattern known as a Gestalt shift, in which suddenly Holmes’s efforts reveal a new perspective on the case, typically identifying the culprit(s) and resolving the case. Drawing on ideas presented by Thomas S. Kuhn in his famous Structure of Scientific Revolutions (1962), Crowe argues that similar to the way that Kuhn applied the idea of a Gestalt shift to the history of science, this approach can be used to reveal the structure of the Holmes stories and possibly be applied to some other areas of fiction.

Uncommon Contexts

Uncommon Contexts
Author: Ben Marsden
Release: 2015-07-28
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 254
ISBN: 9781317320357
Language: en
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Britain in the long nineteenth century developed an increasing interest in science of all kinds. The essays in this collection uncover this symbiotic relationship between literature and science.

Fear in the Medical and Literary Imagination Medieval to Modern

Fear in the Medical and Literary Imagination  Medieval to Modern
Author: Daniel McCann,Claire McKechnie-Mason
Release: 2018-05-19
Editor: Springer
Pages: 261
ISBN: 9781137559487
Language: en
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This book is about an emotion constantly present in human culture and history: fear. It is also a book about literature and medicine, two areas of human endeavour that engage with fear most acutely. The essays in this volume explore fear in various literary and medical manifestations, in the Western World, from medieval to modern times. It is divided into two parts. The first part, Treating Fear, examines fear in medical history, and draws from theology, medicine, philosophy, and psychology, to offer an account of how fear shifts in Western understanding from the Middle Ages to Modern times. The second part, Writing Fear, explores fear as a rhetorical and literary force, offering an account of how it is used and evoked in distinct literary periods and texts. This coherent and fascinating collection will appeal to medical historians, literary critics, cultural theorists, medical humanities’ scholars and historians of the emotions.

The Age of Scientific Naturalism

The Age of Scientific Naturalism
Author: Michael S. Reidy
Release: 2015-07-28
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 273
ISBN: 9781317318286
Language: en
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The essays in this volume focus on the way Victorian Physicist John Tyndall and his correspondents developed their ideas through letters, periodicals and journals and challenge assumptions about who gained authority, and how they attained and defended their position within the scientific community.

The Making of British Anthropology 1813 1871

The Making of British Anthropology  1813   1871
Author: Efram Sera-Shriar
Release: 2015-07-28
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 268
ISBN: 9781317319870
Language: en
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Victorian anthropology has been called an 'armchair practice', distinct from the scientific discipline of the 20th century. Sera-Shriar argues that anthropology went through a process of innovation which built on bservational study and that nineteenth-century anthropology laid the foundations for the field-based science of today.

Astronomy in India 1784 1876

Astronomy in India  1784   1876
Author: Joydeep Sen
Release: 2015-07-22
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 283
ISBN: 9781317318439
Language: en
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Indian scientific achievements in the early twentieth century are well known, with a number of heralded individuals making globally recognized strides in the field of astrophysics. Covering the period from the foundation of the Asiatick Society in 1784 to the establishment of the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science in 1876, Sen explores the relationship between Indian astronomers and the colonial British. He shows that from the mid-nineteenth century, Indians were not passive receivers of European knowledge, but active participants in modern scientific observational astronomy.