Literature, Science, Psychoanalysis 1830-1970: Essays in Honour of Gillian Beer (Hardback)
  • Literature, Science, Psychoanalysis 1830-1970: Essays in Honour of Gillian Beer (Hardback)

Literature, Science, Psychoanalysis 1830-1970: Essays in Honour of Gillian Beer (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 10/07/2003
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The interactions between literature and science and between literature and psychoanalysis have been among the most thriving areas for interdisciplinary study in recent years. Work in these 'open fields' has taught us to recognize the interdependence of different cultures of knowledge and experience, revealing the multiple ways in which science, literature, and psychoanalysis have been mutually enabling and defining, as well as corrective and contestatory of each other. Inspired by Gillian Beer's path-breaking work on literature and science, this volume presents fourteen new essays by leading American and British writers. They focus on the evolutionary sciences in the nineteeth-century; the early years of psychoanalysis, from Freud to Ella Freeman Sharpe; and the modern development of the physical sciences. Drawing on recent debates within the history of science, psychoanalytic literary criticism, intellectual history, and gender studies, the volume makes a major contribution to our understanding of

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199266678

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