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Artful Experiments: Ways of Knowing in Victorian Literature and Science

Philipp Erchinger


What is the connection between Victorian writing and experiment? Artful Experiments seeks to answer this question by approaching the field of literature and science in a way that is not so much centred on discourses of established knowledge as it is on practices of investigating what is no longer or not yet knowledge. The book assembles various modes of writing, from poetry and sensation fiction to natural history and philosophical debate, reading them as ways of knowing or structures in the making, rather than as containers of accomplished arguments or story worlds. Offering innovative interp ... More

Keywords: literary studies, arts and sciences, experimental practice, ways of knowing, George Eliot and G.H. Lewes, Robert Browning, sensation fiction, empiricism, epistemology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781474438957
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474438957.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philipp Erchinger, author