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The science of literature : essays on an incalculable difference / Helmut Müller-Sievers ; Translated by Chadwick Truscott Smith, Paul Babinski, and Helmut Müller-Sievers ; with an afterword by David E. Wellbery.

Author/creator Müller-Sievers, Helmut
Format Electronic and Book
Publication InfoBerlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, [2015]
Descriptionvi, 270 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Supplemental Content Full text available from Ebook Central - Academic Complete
Other author/creatorSmith, Chadwick Truscott.
Other author/creatorBabinski, Paul.
Other author/creatorMüller-Sievers, Helmut.
Other author/creatorWellbery, David E.
Series Paradigms: Literature and the Human Sciences ; volume 1
Contents Introduction: -- A science of literature? Poetics of the life sciences -- Formative forces: Biological, philosophical, and linguistic generativity -- Divining relations: Forms of generational recognition around 1800 -- Tidings of the earth: towards a history of romantic Erdkunde -- On nerve fibers: rhetoric and brain anatomy in Georg Büchner -- The science of reading -- Reading off: On the emergence of the scientific gaze -- On the margins of Derrida's terminology: Deconstruction, dissemination, mise en abîme -- What does it mean to orient oneself in thinking? -- A tremendous chasm: Nietzsche, the birth of tragedy, and the measure of poetry -- The Applied science of literature -- Torque: life and motion in the 19th century -- A doctrine of transmissions: on the classification of machines around 1800 -- The novel machine: narration in the 19th century -- The moment of narration: outlines for a kinematic study -- Of Goethe's Wilhelm Meisters Wanderjahre -- Afterword / by David E. Wellbery.
Scope and content Do literary texts provide distinctive access to the history of science? Is the study of literature based on scientific procedures? Is there a connection between scientific processes and literary forms? The essays in this collection show how literary and scientific texts from the late 18th to the late 19th centuries revolve around these questions. What emerges is a picture of the mutual dependence and the incalculable difference between literature and science in the period of their modern formation. -- Provided by publisher
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 241-256) and index.
Access restrictionAvailable only to authorized users.
Technical detailsMode of access: World Wide Web
Genre/formElectronic books.
LCCN 2015010908
ISBN9783110323948 (hardcover : alk. paper)

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