On Literature and Science

Essays, Reflections, Provocations

Edited by: Philip Coleman

On literature and science explores some of the ways that writers have engaged with science and technology from the early medieval period to the present. Contents include: Helen Conrad-O'Briain (TCD), Chaucer, technology and the rise of science fiction in English --- John Scattergood (TCD), Horology and literature in Renaissance England --- Amanda Piesse (TCD), Bodies of knowledge and knowledge of the body in 16thcentury literature --- Andrew J. Power (TCD), Mental health and Hamlet --- Stephen Matterson (TCD), Edgar Allan Poe and the orangutan --- Darryl Jones (TCD), H.G. Wells and the imagination of disaster --- Ross Skelton (TCD), Bilogic strands in the poems of Louis MacNeice ---~Philip Coleman (TCD), Scientific research in recent American fiction --- Peter Middleton (U Southampton), Can poetry be scientific? --- Iggy McGovern (TCD), Science and poetry --- and also creative writings by Randolph Healy, Meredith Quartermain, Harry Clifton, Allen Fisher, Maurice Scully, Dylan Harris and Kit Fryatt.


270 pages

Publication Date: 11/27/2007
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781846820717