American Literature and Science: Critical Works

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American Literature and Science


General: Interactions between American Literature and Science

Martin, Ronald E., American Literature and the Universe of Force (Durham: Duke University Press, 1981)

Scholnick, Robert J. ed., American Literature and Science (Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 1992)


Twentieth and Twenty-First-Century Literature and Science

Zanine, Louis J., Mechanism and Mysticism: The Influence of Science on the Thought and Work of Theodore Dreiser (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1993)


Victorian Literature and Science

Baym, Nina, American Women of Letters and the Nineteenth-Century Sciences: Styles of Affiliation (New Brunswick and London: Rutgers University Press, 2002)

Brown, Lee Rust, The Emerson Museum: Practical Romanticism and the Pursuit of the Whole (Cambridge and London: Harvard University Press, 1997)

Cummings, Sherwood, Mark Twain and Science: Adventures of a Mind (Baton Rouge and London: Louisiana State University Press, 1988)

Obuchowski, Peter A., Emerson and Science: Goethe, Monism, and the Search for Unity (Great Barrington: Lindisfare, 2005)

Walls, Laura Dassow, Emerson’s Life in Science: The Culture of Truth (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2003)

Walls, Laura Dassow, Seeing New Worlds: Henry David Thoreau and Nineteenth-Century Natural Science (Madison and London: University of Wisconsin Press, 1995)

Windolph, Christopher, Emerson’s Nonlinear Nature (Columbia and London: University of Missouri Press, 2007)


Romantic Literature and Science

Wilson, Eric, Romantic Turbulence: Chaos, Ecology, and American Space (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 2000)