Palgrave Handbooks of Literature and Science: The Palgrave Handbook of Early Modern Literature and Science

Editors: Marchitello, Howard and Tribble, Evelyn
Publication Year: 2017
Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Ltd

Single-User Purchase Price: $239.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $358.50
ISBN: 978-1-137-46778-2
Category: Language & Literature - Literature
Image Count: 12
Book Status: Available
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This book is about the complex ways in which science and literature are mutually-informing and mutually-sustaining. Topic coverage ranges 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.

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Table of Contents

  • List of Figures
  • List of Tables
  • Contributors
  • Part I Theorizing Early Modern Science and Literature
  • The Grounds of Literature and Science: Margaret Cavendish's Creature Manifesto Liza Blake
  • ‘Deductions from Metaphors’: Figurative Truth, Poetical Language, and Early Modern Science Wendy Beth Hyman
  • Imaginary Voyages: The New Science and Its Search for a Vantage Point (Or: How the Imagination Was Used to Domesticate the Exotic) Ofer Gal
  • Francis Bacon's Literary-Scientific Utopia Angus Fletcher
  • Part II Reading Matter
  • John Donne and the New Science Mary Thomas Crane
  • God's Game of Hide-and-Seek: Bacon and Allegory Kristen Poole
  • Crafting Early Modern Readers: Galileo and His Interlocutors Crystal Hall
  • Milton, the Poetics of Matter, and the Sciences of Reading Elizabeth Spiller
  • Reading Literally: Boyle, the Bible, and the Book of Nature James J. Bono
  • Communicating Medical Recipes: Robert Boyle's Genre and Rhetorical Strategies for Print Michelle DiMeo
  • Part III Pre-disciplinary Knowledges
  • The Orphic Physics of Early Modern Eloquence Jenny C. Mann
  • Hurricanes, Tempests, and the Meteorological Globe Steve Mentz
  • Milton, Leibniz, and the Measure of Motion Shankar Raman
  • No Joyful Voices: The Silence of the Urns in Browne's Hydriotaphia and Contemporary Archaeology Philip Schwyzer
  • Robert Boyle's ‘Accidents of an Ague’ and Its Precursors Claire Preston
  • Poetico-Mathematical Women and The Ladies’ Diary Jacqueline D. Wernimont
  • Curiosity and the Occult: The Ambiguities of Science in Eighteenth-Century British Literature Barbara M. Benedict
  • Part IV Modalities
  • Medical Discourses of Virginity and the Bed-Trick in Shakespearean Drama Kaara L. Peterson
  • ‘Angry Mab with Blisters Plague’: The Pre-Modern Science of Contagion in Romeo and Juliet Mary Floyd-Wilson
  • Poetic Science: Wonder and the Seas of Cognition in Bacon and Pericles Jean E. Feerick
  • A Mythography of Water: Hydraulic Engineering and the Imagination Louise Noble
  • Hybrid Philosophers: Cavendish's Reading of Hooke's Micrographia Ian Lawson
  • Making Worlds: Invention and Fiction in Bacon and Cavendish Frédérique Aït-Touati
  • Afterword Peter Dear
  • Selected Topical Bibliography and Suggested Further Readings Christopher L. Morrow