Literature and Science

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Strange Science

Investigating the Limits of Knowledge in the Victorian Age

A fascinating look at scientific inquiry during the Victorian period and the shifting boundary between mainstream and unorthodox sciences of the time

Fractured Borders

Reading Women's Cancer Literature

Looks at the ways that literary artists have responded to women's cancer through poetry, drama, fiction, autobiography, and environmental writing

The DNA Mystique

The Gene as a Cultural Icon

Explores the values, assumptions, and consequences of the circulation of DNA in popular culture

Mapping Michel Serres

International scholars shed new light on the work of renowned French philosopher Michel Serres

Architexts of Memory

Literature, Science, and Autobiography

Offers a powerful model that uses literature to help fathom the nature of remembrance


A last judgment on the genre from science fiction's foremost critic

Power and Knowledge

Astrology, Physiognomics, and Medicine under the Roman Empire

Offers insight into the relationship between knowledge and power in ancient times--and science and politics in our own

Rethinking Reality

Lucretius and the Textualization of Nature

A clear, concise introduction to current debates on the relationship of representation and reality in science studies

Staging Consciousness

Theater and the Materialization of Mind

How theater has challenged the mind/body dualism that underpins much of Western thought

The Knowable and the Unknowable

Modern Science, Nonclassical Thought, and the "Two Cultures"

A welcome intervention in the science vs. humanities debate


The Emergence of Network Culture

Meditations on network culture, hypertext, the geography of cyberspace, and interactive film

High Wired

On the Design, Use, and Theory of Educational MOOs

An indispensible guide to the technical, pedagogical, and theoretical aspects of educational MOOs

Energy Forms

Allegory and Science in the Era of Classical Thermodynamics

The interplay of literature and physics that led to acceptance of the theory of relativity


Communicating with Bodies and Machines in the Nineteenth Century

An interdisciplinary study that traces contemporary notions of "the web" to their origins long before the Internet came into being

The End of Books--or Books Without End?

Reading Interactive Narratives

An exploration of the possibilities of hypertext fiction as art form and entertainment

Robert Frost and the Challenge of Darwin

A revealing look at Darwin's influence on the American poet Robert Frost

Dripping Dry

Literature, Politics and Water in the Desert Southwest

Explores the convergences of U.S. water policy and the literature of the American West

Analogical Thinking

Post-Enlightenment Understanding in Language, Collaboration, and Interpretation

Examines the legacy of the Enlightenment on contemporary thinking and modes of understanding

Embodying Technesis

Technology beyond Writing

Presents a radical revision of our understanding of the technological

Virtual Gender

Fantasies of Subjectivity and Embodiment

Explores notions of gender fantasy across time and culture, expanding the concept of virtuality to include people and events in history

Simplicity and Complexity

Pondering Literature, Science, and Painting

A fascinating exploration of the connections among science, art, and literature

The Troubadour of Knowledge

A meditatation on the nature of education and the necessity of cross-disciplinarity

The Meaning of Consciousness

Advances a bold new theory of consciousness and meaning by means of subjective, holistic analysis

Of Two Minds

Hypertext Pedagogy and Poetics

An acclaimed hypertext novelist's reflections on art and technology, nonlinearity, and the creative process

Idealism and Liberal Education

An eloquent tribute to the value of the liberal education