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Science, Fiction, and the Fin-de-Siecle Periodical Press (Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature & Culture 105)By: Will Tattersdill (author)Hardback
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DescriptionIn this revisionary study, Will Tattersdill argues against the reductive 'two cultures' model of intellectual discourse by exploring the cultural interactions between literature and science embodied in late nineteenth-century periodical literature, tracing the emergence of the new genre that would become known as 'science fiction'. He examines a range of fictional and non-fictional fin-de-siecle writing around distinct scientific themes: Martian communication, future prediction, X-rays, and polar exploration. Every chapter explores a major work of H. G. Wells, but also presents a wealth of exciting new material drawn from a variety of late Victorian periodicals. Arguing that the publications in which they appeared, as well as the stories themselves, played a crucial part in the development of science fiction, Tattersdill uses the form of the general interest magazine as a way of understanding the relationship between the arts and the sciences, and the creation of a new literary genre.
About AuthorWill Tattersdill is Lecturer in Victorian Literature in the Department of English at the University of Birmingham.
ContentsIntroduction: material entanglements; 1. Intrinsic intelligibility; 2. Distance over time; 3. New photography; 4. Further northward; Conclusion: bad science and the study of English; Bibliography.
- publication date: 29/03/2016
- ISBN13: 9781107144651
- Format: Hardback
- Number Of Pages: 241
- ID: 9781107144651
- weight: 520
- ISBN10: 1107144655
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