Science and Literature
Bucknell University Press, 1983 - Literary Criticism - 173 pages
This issue explores the tensions between literature and the sciences, focusing on responses which see science as an alien ideology that threatens everything the arts hold dear, and on a more positive response that sees the sciences as providing new tools, viewpoints, and knowledge about the world.
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Epistemological Historicism and the Arts and Sciences
Scriblerian Satire and the Fate of Language
Thomas Pynchon and the Technologies of Interpretation
Beckett and the Heavenly Sciences
Madness and Its Method in The House of the Seven Gables
Style Science Technology and William Carlos Williams
The Poem as Object in Itself
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