This Guide introduces literature and science as a vibrant field of critical study that is increasingly influencing both university curricula and future areas of investigation. Martin Willis explores the development of the genre and its surrounding criticism from the early modern period to the present day, focusing on key texts, topics and debates.
Martin Willis is Professor of English Literature at Cardiff University, UK. He is the author of Vision, Science and Literature, 1870-1920 and Mesmerists, Monsters, and Machines: Science Fiction and the Cultures of Science in the Nineteenth Century.
Acknowledgements.- Introduction.- 1. Institutions.- 2. Early Literature and Science Criticism.- 3. The Dominance of Darwin.- 4. Body.- 5. Mind.- 6. The Physical Sciences, Exploration and the Environment.- 7. Geology, Botany, Eugenics and Animal Studies.- Conclusion.- Notes.- Bibliography.- Index.