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The Resource Mesmerists, monsters, and machines : science fiction and the cultures of science in the nineteenth century, Martin Willis

Mesmerists, monsters, and machines : science fiction and the cultures of science in the nineteenth century, Martin Willis

Label
Mesmerists, monsters, and machines : science fiction and the cultures of science in the nineteenth century
Title
Mesmerists, monsters, and machines
Title remainder
science fiction and the cultures of science in the nineteenth century
Statement of responsibility
Martin Willis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Using key canonical science fiction narratives, Mesmerists, Monsters, and Machines examines the intersection of the literary and scientific cultures of the nineteenth century. In this approach to the study of early science fiction, author Martin Willis maintains that science fiction was just as important in defining the culture of the nineteenth century as other critics maintain it was in shaping the twentieth century." "Mesmerists, Monsters, and Machines interrogates the cultural implications of scientific development as articulated, challenged, and reformulated by science fiction. Each chapter demonstrates that both science and fiction were vital parts of a culture of imaginative and empirical practices that were continually reacting to, arguing with, and influencing one another throughout the nineteenth century. In a narrative that cites classic science fiction texts, Willis establishes a timeline for the reader so that the cultural significance of science fiction is understood and its complexity and relevance to the nineteenth century is demonstrated." "Those interested in nineteenth-century history and literature, cultural studies, the history of science, and science fiction will welcome this addition to the scholarship."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Willis, Martin
Dewey number
809.38/762
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PN3433.6
LC item number
.W55 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science fiction
  • Fiction
  • Literature and science
  • Science
Label
Mesmerists, monsters, and machines : science fiction and the cultures of science in the nineteenth century, Martin Willis
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip063/2005032093.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223134543165
  • 31223134543157
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 254-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Literature, science, and science fiction -- E.T.A. Hoffmann and the magic of mesmerism -- Mary Shelley's electric imagination -- The human experiments of Edgar Allan Poe -- Verne's deep-sea investigations on dry land -- Villiers de L'Isle-Adam's invention of psychical research -- H.G. Wells in the laboratory -- Conclusion : the progress of literature and science; or, a refrain on interdisciplinarity
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 272 pages
Isbn
9780873388573
Lccn
2005032093
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99813723439
System control number
(OCoLC)62282032
Label
Mesmerists, monsters, and machines : science fiction and the cultures of science in the nineteenth century, Martin Willis
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip063/2005032093.html
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223134543165
  • 31223134543157
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 254-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Literature, science, and science fiction -- E.T.A. Hoffmann and the magic of mesmerism -- Mary Shelley's electric imagination -- The human experiments of Edgar Allan Poe -- Verne's deep-sea investigations on dry land -- Villiers de L'Isle-Adam's invention of psychical research -- H.G. Wells in the laboratory -- Conclusion : the progress of literature and science; or, a refrain on interdisciplinarity
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 272 pages
Isbn
9780873388573
Lccn
2005032093
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99813723439
System control number
(OCoLC)62282032

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