Article ID: CBB000551064

On Creating an Anthology of Nineteenth-Century Literature and Science (2003)


Otis, Laura (Author)

Interdisciplinary Science Reviews
Volume: 28
Pages: 157--160

Publication Date: 2003
Edition Details: Part of a special issue on “The Literature of Science”
Language: English

This paper describes how I anthologised the 'and' of nineteenth century literature and science for a volume in Oxford University Press's World's Classics series. The challenge was to choose and align a hundred excerpts from novels, scientific essays, poems, and textbooks to reveal the 'feedback loop' of influence between literary and scientific writers. Some of the best evidence for cross-pollination I discovered in journal volumes. In repeated cycles of comments from my editor and reader, and with frequent input from friends, I found myself rethinking what it means to exchange ideas, and did my best to illustrate these interactions for general readers.

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Authors & Contributors
Schneck, Peter
Weber, A. S.
Otis, Laura
Bisha, Robin
Gheith, Jehanne M.
Holden, Christine
Galenos: Rivista di Filologia dei Testi Medici Antichi
History of Psychology
Broadview Press
Oxford University Press
Indiana University Press
Thoemmes Press
Primary literature (historical sources)
Science, general histories
Science and literature
Haeser, Heinrich
Lamarck, Jean Baptiste Antoine Pierre de Monet de
Curie, Marie Sklodowska
Curie, Pierre
Comte, Auguste
Artin, Emil
Time Periods
19th century
20th century
17th century
18th century
United States
Great Britain
Columbia University

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