UPDATE: Literary & Scientific Cultures of Early Modernity (book series)

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Erika Gaffney
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Literary & Scientific Cultures of Early Modernity
General Editors: Mary Thomas Crane, Boston College, and Henry Turner,
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Ashgate's new series provides a forum for groundbreaking work on the
relations between literary and scientific discourses in Europe, during a
period when both fields were in a crucial moment of historical formation.
We welcome proposals that address the many overlaps between modes of
imaginative writing typical of the sixteenth and seventeenth
centuries—poetics, rhetoric, prose narrative, dramatic production,
utopia—and the vocabularies, conceptual models, and intellectual methods of
newly emergent "scientific" fields such as medicine, astronomy, astrology,
alchemy, psychology, mapping, mathematics, or natural history. In order to
reflect the nature of intellectual inquiry during the period, the series is
interdisciplinary in orientation and will publish monographs, edited
collections, and selected critical editions of primary texts relevant to an
understanding of the mutual implication of literary and scientific

Books contracted in the series as of December 2003:

Disease, Diagnosis, and Cure on the Early Modern Stage
Edited by Kaara Peterson, Ohio State University and Stephanie Moss,
University of Florida

The Literary Geometry of Giordano Bruno
by Arielle Saiber, Bowdoin College

Staging Anatomies: Dissection and Tragedy in the Early Stuart Era
by Hillary Nunn, University of Akro

"Race," Religion & Science in the Works of Robert Boyle & Margaret Cavendish
by Cristina Malcolmson, Bates College

Midwives Books, 1540-1720
by Elaine Hobby, Loughborough University

The Byrth of Mankynde
Edited by Elaine Hobby, Loughborough University

The Surveyor's Dialogue (1607)
Edited by Mark Netzloff, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

For information on how to submit a book proposal for this series, please
e-mail Erika Gaffney, egaffney_at_ashgate.com, or visit the Literary Studies
page of Ashgate's website, www.ashgate.com.

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