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Fact and Fiction : Literary and Scientific Cultures in Germany and Britain

Title
Fact and Fiction : Literary and Scientific Cultures in Germany and Britain / Christine Lehleiter.
ISBN
9781487511401
148751140X
1442645989
9781442645981
9781442664135
1442664134
Published
University of Toronto Press : University of Toronto Press, 2016.
Physical Description
1 online resource (364 pages)
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Summary
Fact and Fiction explores the intersection between literature and the sciences, focusing on German and British culture between the eighteenth century and today. Observing that it was in the eighteenth century that the divide between science and literature as disciplines first began to be defined, the contributors to this collection probe how authors from that time onwards have assessed and affected the relationship between literary and scientific cultures. Fact and Fiction's twelve essays cover a wide range of scientific disciplines, from physics and chemistry to medicine and anthropology, and a variety of literary texts, such as Erasmus Darwin's poem The Botanic Garden, George Eliot's Daniel Deronda, and Goethe's Elective Affinities. The collection will appeal to scholars of literature and of the history of science, and to those interested in the connections between the two. This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.
Variant and related titles
KU 2015-16 Round 2 Collection. OCLC KB.
Format
Books / Online
Language
English
Added to Catalog
December 01, 2022
Contents
Introduction. Fact and fiction : literary and scientific cultures in Germany and Britain
thoughts on a contentious relationship / Christine Lehleiter
Facts are what one makes of them : constructing the Faktum in the Enlightenment and early German Romanticism / Jocelyn Holland
The competing structures of signification in Samuel Hahnemann's Homeopathy : between 18th-century Semiosis and Romantic Hermeneutics / Alice Kuzniar
"She comes! the GODDESS!" : narrating nature in Erasmus Darwin's The Botanic Garden (1791) / Ann Shteir
Elective affinities/Wahlverwandtschaften : the career of a metaphor / Christian P. Weber
Physics disarmed : probabilistic knowledge in the works of James Clerk Maxwell and George Eliot / Tina Young Choi
Herder's unsettling of the distinction between fact and fiction / John K. Noyes
Fictional feedback : empirical souls and self-deception in the Magazine for empirical psychology and beyond / Michael House
Fictional feelings : psychological aesthetics and the paradox of tragic pleasure / Tobias Wilke
Coining a discipline : Lessing, Reimarus, and a science of religion / Stefani Engelstein
Kin selection, Mendel's "Salutary Principle," and the fate of characters in Forster's The longest journey / Daniel Aureliano Newman
Anatomy collections in and of the mind : science, the body and language in the writings of Durs Grünbein and Thomas Hettche / Peter M. McIsaac
Vivifying the uncanny : ethnographic mannequins and exotic performers in nineteenth-century German exhibition culture / A. Dana Weber.
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