Manifestations of science through literature

Foucrier, Chantal. Les réécritures littéraires des discours scientifiques, Paris, Michel Houdiard éditeur, 2006.

The articles in this collection explore different manifestations of science through literature, from the introduction of scientific theories, laws or methods within the narration to their impact on its aesthetic. The studies explore a large number of authors, covering different periods from the Antiquity to the present, and are thematically organised into 4 parts. The first one focuses on the authors who used science as a model within their literary accounts. This part is then followed by a study of the encounters between documentary observation and imagination within the scientific discourses from the Antiquity to the Renaissance. The last two parts rely on examples from the 19th and 20th century, and respectively focus on literary representations of science and literary discussions of scientific theories.

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