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Representations of science in twenty-first-century fiction : human and temporal connectivities

Author: Nina Engelhardt; Julia Hoydis
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2019] ©2019
Series: Palgrave studies in literature, science, and medicine.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection of essays explores current thematic and aesthetic directions in fictional science narratives in different genres, predominantly novels, but also poetry, film, and drama.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nina Engelhardt; Julia Hoydis
ISBN: 3030194892 9783030194895
OCLC Number: 1091846129
Description: ix, 217 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction: Connectivities Between Literature and Science in the Twenty-First Century / Julia Hoydis --
2. The Rise of Psychopharmacological Fiction / Natalie Roxburgh --
3. Neuropathologies: Cognition, Technology, and the Network Paradigm in Scott Bakker's Neuropath and Dave Eggers's The Circle / Julius Greve --
4. New Science, New Stories: Quantum Physics as a Narrative Trope in Contemporary Fiction / Kanta Dihal --
5. Digital Technologies and Concrete Poetry: Word, Algorithm, Body / Paola Carbone --
6. Towards a Posthumanist Conceptualization of Society: Biotechnology in Margaret Atwood's Madd Addam Trilogy and Ruth Ozeki's All Over Creation / Pia Balsmeier --
7. Genealogies of Genetics: Historicising Contemporary Science in Simon Mawer's Mendel's Dwarf and A.S. Byatt's A Whistling Woman / Paul Hamann --
8. The Lures and Limitations of the Natural Sciences: Frances Hardinge's The Lie Tree / Elizabeth E. J. Gilbert --
9. "It's for Fellows Only!": On the Postcolonial Stance of Matthew Brown's Maths Film The Man Who Knew Infinity / Norbert Schaffeld --
10. Thomas Pynchon's Against the Day and the Technologies of Modernism / Simon de Bourcier --
11. Identity, Memory, and Technoscientific Ethics: Limits, Edges, and Borders in The Forbidden Zone / Ellen Moll.
Series Title: Palgrave studies in literature, science, and medicine.
Other Titles: Representations of science in 21st-century fiction
Responsibility: Nina Engelhardt, Julia Hoydis, editors.

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