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The Palgrave Handbook of Early Modern Literature and Science

Editors: Marchitello, Howard, Tribble, Evelyn (Eds.)

  • Comprehensive overview of the intersection between literature and science in the early modern period
  • Features contributions from the very top scholars in the area of early modern literature and science studies
  • Comprises part of the cutting edge series 'Palgrave Handbooks of Literature and Science' 
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About this book

This book is about the complex ways in which science and literature are mutually-informing and mutually-sustaining. It does not cast the literary and the scientific as distinct, but rather as productively in-distinct cultural practices: for the two dozen new essays collected here, the presiding concern is no longer to ask how literary writers react to scientific writers, but rather to study how literary and scientific practices are imbricated. These specially-commissioned essays from top scholars in the area range across vast territories and produce seemingly unlikely unions: between physics and rhetoric, math and Milton, Boyle and the Bible, plague and plays, among many others. In these essays so-called scientific writing turns out to traffic in metaphor, wit, imagination, and playfulness normally associated with literature provides material forms and rhetorical strategies for thinking physics, mathematics, archeology, and medicine.

About the authors

Howard Marchitello is Professor of English and Associate Dean for Research and the Graduate School at Rutgers University—Camden, USA. He is author of The Machine in the Text: Science and Literature in the Age of Shakespeare and Galileo (2011) and has published articles in Shakespeare Quarterly, ELH, ELR, and JMEMS. He served as Textual Editor of Henry V for the Norton Shakespeare, 3rd edition.
Evelyn Tribble is Professor of English and Donald Collie Chair at the University of Otago, New Zealand. She is the author of Cognition in the Globe: Attention and Memory in Shakespeare’s Theatre (Palgrave, 2011and Cognitive Ecologies and the History of Remembering in Early Modern England (Palgrave, 2011). Her book Early Modern Actors and Shakespeare’s Theatre will be published in late 2017.


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Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • The Grounds of Literature and Science: Margaret Cavendish’s Creature Manifesto

    Blake, Liza

    Pages 3-26

  • ‘Deductions from Metaphors’: Figurative Truth, Poetical Language, and Early Modern Science

    Hyman, Wendy Beth

    Pages 27-48

  • Imaginary Voyages: The New Science and Its Search for a Vantage Point (Or: How the Imagination Was Used to Domesticate the Exotic)

    Gal, Ofer

    Pages 49-71

  • Francis Bacon’s Literary-Scientific Utopia

    Fletcher, Angus

    Pages 73-91

  • John Donne and the New Science

    Crane, Mary Thomas

    Pages 95-114

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eBook $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-46361-6
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $239.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-46778-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Palgrave Handbook of Early Modern Literature and Science
Editors
  • Howard Marchitello
  • Evelyn Tribble
Series Title
Palgrave Handbooks of Literature and Science
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-46361-6
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-46361-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-46778-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XLVI, 544
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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