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The Machine in the Text: Science and Literature in the Age of Shakespeare and Galileo

Howard Marchitello


The reassessment of the ‘two cultures’ of art and science has been one of the most urgent areas of research in literary and historical studies over the last fifteen years. The early modern period is an ideal site for such an investigation precisely because of the pre-disciplinary nature of its science. The central focus of this book falls upon the wide-ranging practices of what will come to be called “science” prior to its separation into a realm of its own, one of the legacies of the renaissance and its encounter with modernity. This book offers a new critical examination of the complex and m ... More

Keywords: Shakespeare, Galileo, early modern literature, early modern science, knowledge production, science studies, art/nature, experiment, two cultures, disciplinary knowledges

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199608058
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608058.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Howard Marchitello, author
Associate Professor, Department of English, Rutgers University