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Modernist Physics: Waves, Particles, and Relativities in the Writings of Virginia Woolf and D. H. Lawrence

Rachel Crossland

Abstract

Modernist Physics takes as its focus the ideas associated with three scientific papers published by Albert Einstein in 1905, considering the dissemination of those ideas both within and beyond the scientific field, and exploring the manifestation of similar ideas in the literary works of Virginia Woolf and D. H. Lawrence. Drawing on Gillian Beer’s suggestion that literature and science ‘share the moment’s discourse’, Modernist Physics seeks both to combine and to distinguish between the two standard approaches within the field of literature and science: direct influence and the zeitgeist. The ... More

Keywords: Einstein, Woolf, Lawrence, duality, complementarity, relativity, crowd psychology, Brownian motion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198815976
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198815976.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rachel Crossland, author
Senior Lecturer in English, University of Chichester