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Fictional Science and Genre: Ectogenesis and Parthenogenesis at Mid-Century (2019)

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Little-known literary treatments of the artificial creation of human life appear at mid-century, two generations before Shelley's Frankenstein. These works reveal complex responses to new experiments in the life sciences, despite their satirical elements, and they also allow glimpses into early generic formations before the existence of a ‘science fiction'.

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Authors & Contributors
Page, Michael R.
Rabinowitz, Paula
Mowitt, John
Pepper, Thomas
Shaw, Debra Benita
Hitchcock, Susan Tyler
Journals
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society
Korean Journal of Medical History
ELH: English Literary History
Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Publishers
University of Chicago Press
Ashgate
Palgrave
W. W. Norton & Co.
Palgrave Macmillan
William Morrow
Concepts
Science and literature
Science fiction
Experiments and experimentation
Science and culture
Medicine
Medicine and literature
People
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
Wells, Herbert George
Darwin, Erasmus
Halley, Edmond
De Quincey, Thomas
Beddoes, Thomas
Places
Great Britain
Scotland
Europe
Times
19th century
20th century
21st century
18th century
17th century
20th century, late
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