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Space and the 'March of Mind': Literature and the Physical Sciences in Britain 1815-1850

Alice Jenkins


This book is about the idea of space in the first half of the 19th century. It uses contemporary poetry, essays, and fiction as well as scientific papers, textbooks, and journalism to give a new account of 19th-century literature's relationship with science. In particular, it brings the physical sciences more accessibly and fully into the arena of literary criticism than has previously been the case. Writers discussed in this book include many who will be familiar to a literary audience (including Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Hazlitt), some well-known in the history of science (including Faraday ... More

Keywords: space, nineteenth century, literature, science, knowledge, scientific development, culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199209927
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199209927.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alice Jenkins, author
Lecturer, Department of English Literature, University of Glasgow
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