Marchitello, Howard

The Palgrave Handbook of Early Modern Literature and Science

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Table of contents

Part I. Theorizing Early Modern Science and Literature

1. The Grounds of Literature and Science: Margaret Cavendish’s Creature Manifesto
Liza Blake

2. ‘Deductions from Metaphors’: Figurative Truth, Poetical Language, and Early Modern Science
Wendy Beth Hyman

3. Imaginary Voyages: The New Science and Its Search for a Vantage Point (Or: How the Imagination Was Used to Domesticate the Exotic)
Ofer Gal

4. Francis Bacon’s Literary-Scientific Utopia
Angus Fletcher

Part II. Reading Matter

5. John Donne and the New Science
Mary Thomas Crane

6. God’s Game of Hide-and-Seek: Bacon and Allegory
Kristen Poole

7. Crafting Early Modern Readers: Galileo and His Interlocutors
Crystal Hall

8. Milton, the Poetics of Matter, and the Sciences of Reading
Elizabeth Spiller

9. Reading Literally: Boyle, the Bible, and the Book of Nature
James J. Bono

10. Communicating Medical Recipes: Robert Boyle’s Genre and Rhetorical Strategies for Print
Michelle DiMeo

Part III. Pre-disciplinary Knowledges

11. The Orphic Physics of Early Modern Eloquence
Jenny C. Mann

12. Hurricanes, Tempests, and the Meteorological Globe
Steve Mentz

13. Milton, Leibniz, and the Measure of Motion
Shankar Raman

14. No Joyful Voices: The Silence of the Urns in Browne’s Hydriotaphia and Contemporary Archaeology
Philip Schwyzer

15. Robert Boyle’s ‘Accidents of an Ague’ and Its Precursors
Claire Preston

16. Poetico-Mathematical Women and The Ladies’ Diary

Jacqueline D. Wernimont

17. Curiosity and the Occult: The Ambiguities of Science in Eighteenth-Century British Literature
Barbara M. Benedict

Part IV. Modalities

18. Medical Discourses of Virginity and the Bed-Trick in Shakespearean Drama
Kaara L. Peterson

19. ‘Angry Mab with Blisters Plague’: The Pre-Modern Science of Contagion in Romeo and Juliet

Mary Floyd-Wilson

20. Poetic Science: Wonder and the Seas of Cognition in Bacon and Pericles

Jean E. Feerick

21. A Mythography of Water: Hydraulic Engineering and the Imagination
Louise Noble

22. Hybrid Philosophers: Cavendish’s Reading of Hooke’s Micrographia

Ian Lawson

23. Making Worlds: Invention and Fiction in Bacon and Cavendish
Frédérique Aït-Touati

24. Afterword
Peter Dear

Keywords: Literature, Early Modern/Renaissance Literature, History of Science

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