Books+ Search Results

English literature and the disciplines of knowledge, early modern to eighteenth century a trade for light

Title
English literature and the disciplines of knowledge, early modern to eighteenth century [electronic resource] : a trade for light / edited by Jorge Bastos da Silva and Miguel Ramalhete Gomes.
ISBN
9789004349360
9789004349353
Published
Leiden : Brill Ropodi, [2018]
Physical Description
1 online resource (260 p).
Local Notes
Access is available to the Yale community.
Access and use
Access restricted by licensing agreement.
Summary
This volume highlights the connections that link both literary discourse and the discourse about literature to the conceptual or representational frameworks, practices, and cognitive results (the 'truths') of disciplines such as psychology, medicine, epistemology, anthropology, cartography, chemistry, and rhetoric. Literature and the sciences, embedded as they are in specific historical circumstances, thus emerge as fields of inquiry and representation which share a number of assumptions and are determined or constructed by several modes of cross-fertilization. The range of authors examined includes Richard Brome, Margaret Cavendish, Aphra Behn, Shaftesbury, Defoe, Swift, Richardson and Smollett, while emphasis is placed on how authors of literature regard the practices, practitioners and findings of science, as well as on how 'mimesis' intersects with scientific discourse.
Variant and related titles
Literature and cultural studies ebooks online, collection 2017.
Other formats
Print version: English literature and the disciplines of knowledge, early modern to eighteenth century. A trade for light. Leiden : Koninklijke Brill NV 2017
Format
Books / Online
Language
English
Added to Catalog
June 27, 2019
Series
Text (Rodopi (Firm)) ; 84.
Textxet: Studies in Comparative Literature ; v. 84
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Citation

Available from:

Online
Loading holdings.
Unable to load. Retry?
Loading holdings...
Unable to load. Retry?