Palgrave Handbooks of Literature and Science
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The Palgrave Handbook of Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature and Science

Editors: Ahuja, N., Allewaert, M., Andrews, L., Canavan, G., Evans, R., Farooq, N.M., Fretwell, E., Gaskill, N., Jagoda, P., Gentry Lamb, E., Rhee, J., Rusert, B., Taylor, M.A., Vadde, A., Wald, P., Walsh, R. (Eds.)

  • Considers how the integrated study of literature and science generates new insights into the underpinnings in both fields
  • Features a wide range of scientific fields, literary genres, and timely topics
  • Explores the history and themes of both fields in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries
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This handbook illustrates the evolution of literature and science, in collaboration and contestation, across the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The essays it gathers question the charged rhetoric that pits science against the humanities while also demonstrating the ways in which the convergence of literary and scientific approaches strengthens cultural analyses of colonialism, race, sex, labor, state formation, and environmental destruction.

The broad scope of this collection explores the shifting relations between literature and science that have shaped our own cultural moment, sometimes in ways that create a problematic hierarchy of knowledge and other times in ways that encourage fruitful interdisciplinary investigations, innovative modes of knowledge production, and politically charged calls for social justice.  Across units focused on epistemologies, techniques and methods, ethics and politics, and forms and genres, the chapters address problems ranging across epidemiology and global health, genomics and biotechnology, environmental and energy sciences, behaviorism and psychology, physics, and computational and surveillance technologies.

Chapter 19 is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com.

About the authors

The Triangle Collective includes academics and scholars who have trained and or taught at Duke University, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and North Carolina State University, USA. The editors in the collective are Neel Ahuja, Monique Allewaert, Lindsey Andrews, Gerry Canavan, Rebecca Evans, Nihad M. Farooq, Erica Fretwell, Nicholas Gaskill, Patrick Jagoda, Erin Gentry Lamb, Jennifer Rhee, Britt Rusert, Matthew Taylor, Aarthi Vadde, Priscilla Wald, and Rebecca Walsh.

Reviews

“This is an eclectic collection in the very best of ways: wide-ranging in genre, method, and conceptualisation. Most valuably it reveals a democratising impulse that speaks directly to the contemporary politics of literature and science, illuminating the field’s strength in bringing together scholars in a united effort of understanding.” (Martin Willis, Professor of English, Cardiff University, UK, and Editor, Journal of Literature and Science
“This superb collection finally puts to rest the myth of ‘the two cultures’ by comprehensively showing how, over 120 years of accelerating transformations, literature and science have become inseparable. The volume will be at the forefront of debates about the interconnectivity of twentieth and twenty-first century thought, culture, and practice.” (Martin Halliwell, Head of the School of Arts and Professor of American Studies, University of Leicester, UK, and author of American Health Crisis: 100 Years of Panic, Planning and Politics (forthcoming)) 

“This exciting collection is an excellent contribution to the field of literature and science. It is ideally suited for class adoption for courses in this and related areas such as science and technology studies, literature and medicine, and literature and technology.  The section on ‘Ethics and Politics’ is an especially welcome exploration of the issues that the editors bring up in their introduction, wherein the positionality of one’s own discipline and institutional setting is, far from being ignored in the analysis, very much included as a part of it.  Highly recommended for humanities scholars and others interested in interdisciplinary methodologies and inquires.” (N. Katherine Hayles, author of Postprint:  Books and Becoming Computational (2020))

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Palgrave Handbook of Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature and Science
Editors
  • Neel Ahuja
  • Monique Allewaert
  • Lindsey Andrews
  • Gerry Canavan
  • Rebecca Evans
  • Nihad M. Farooq
  • Erica Fretwell
  • Nicholas Gaskill
  • Patrick Jagoda
  • Erin Gentry Lamb
  • Jennifer Rhee
  • Britt Rusert
  • Matthew A. Taylor
  • Aarthi Vadde
  • Priscilla Wald
  • Rebecca Walsh
Series Title
Palgrave Handbooks of Literature and Science
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-48244-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-48244-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-48243-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 689
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 25 illustrations in colour
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