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The new science and women's literary discourse
Judy A. Hayden

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The new science and women's literary discourse
prefiguring Frankenstein
edited by Judy A. Hayden

Published 2011 by Palgrave Macmillan in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

Afforded only limited access to the male-dominated sciences, many women writers nevertheless made significant contributions to intellectual culture in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Women made advances in science and engaged with scientific ideas through various forms of literary discourse, both vitally important in the course of women's history. Looking at poetry, fiction and non-fiction, diaries, and drama, this collection offers remarkable and fascinating examples of women writers who integrated scientific material in their literary narratives.

Table of Contents

Introduction: women, education and the margins of science / Judy A. Hayden
Before Frankenstein / Sarah Hutton
Hutchinson and the Lucretian body / Alvin Snider
Cavendish, van Helmont, and the mad raging womb / Jacqueline Broad
Conway: dis/ability, medicine and metaphysics / Holly Faith Nelson and Sharon Alker
Behn and the scientific self / Karen Bloom Gevirtz
Astell and Cartesian scientia / Deborah Boyle
Centlivre: joint-worms and jointures / Judy A. Hayden
Du Châtelet and the rhetoric of science / Judith P. Zinsser
The life of Burney's clockwork characters / Julie Park
Inchbald: Animal magnetism and medical quackery / Frederick L. Burwick
Lee: the new science and female madness / Marjean D. Purinton
Barbauld: embryo systems and unkindled suns / Dometa Wiegand
Grant: gender, genre and cultural analysis / Pam Perkins.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]-254) and index.


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PR113 .N49 2011

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