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The new science and women's literary discourse : prefiguring Frankenstein

Author: Judy A Hayden
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Judy A Hayden
ISBN: 9780230110298 0230110290
OCLC Number: 661181442
Description: xvi, 263 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
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.
Responsibility: edited by Judy A. Hayden.
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