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    Transactions and encounters: science and culture in the Nineteenth Century

    Luckhurst, Roger and McDonagh, J., eds. (2002) Transactions and encounters: science and culture in the Nineteenth Century. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, pp. 204-231. ISBN 9780719059117.

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    Book synopsis: Transactions and Encounters brings together essays by leading scholars exploring the complex interface of culture and science in the Victorian era. Long before the so-called 'two-cultures' conflict, Victorians encountered science in unpredictable ways, being surprised and enchanted as much as threatened by emerging technologies or the claims of newly professional scientists. Transactions and Encounters examines a diverse range of such moments: the popular craze for microscopes; the uncanny possibilities of the telephone; the jostling for authority between literature and science, with scenes by and including Dickens and Lewes, Huxley and Gosse; the weird imaginary around androgynous barnacles; and the competing versions of a mind-reading act. These essays combine to produce an invigorating and involving attempt to re-cast understandings of nineteenth-century encounters between the cultural and scientific spheres.


    Item Type: Book
    School: School of Arts > English, Theatre and Creative Writing
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    Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2014 09:26
    Last Modified: 10 Jul 2014 09:26


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