Science in Modern Poetry
Edited by John Holmes
John Holmes is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Reading, and the author of 'Darwin's Bards: British and American Poetry in the Age of Evolution' (Edinburgh University Press, 2009).
List of Contributors Acknowledgements Introduction - John Holmes Part I. Science and Contemporary Poetry: Cross-Cultural Soundings 1. The Function of Antagonism: Miroslav Holub and Roald Hoffmann - Helen Smal 2. Cutting and Pasting: Language Writing and Molecular Biology - Peter Middleton 3. The Poetics of Consilience: Edward O. Wilson and A. R. Ammons - John Barnie 4. Poetry, Science and the Contemporary University - Robert Crawford Part II. Science in Modernist Poetry: Appropriations and Interrogations 5. 'Strange Synthetic Perfumes': Investigating Scientific Diction in Twentieth-Century Poetry - Michael H. Whitworth 6. The Human Animal: Biological Tropes in Interwar Poetry - Tim Armstrong 7. William Empson, Ants and Aliens - Katy Price 8. Ezra Pound and the Materiality of the Fourth Dimension - Ian F. A. Bell Part III. Darwinian Dialogues: Four Modern Poets 9. 'Accidental Variations': Darwinian Traces in Yeats's Poetry - Roman McDonald 10. Making the Past Wake: Anthropological Survivals in Hardy's Poetry - Andrew Radford 11. Reading Bishop Reading Darwim - Jonathan Ellis 12. From Bergson to Darwin: Evolutionary Biology in the Poetry of Judith Wright - John Holmes Afterword - Bruce Clarke Bibliography Index 1. Poets 2. Scientists and Scientific disciplines 3. Other references
An inspiring record of current research that points towards many potential directions for future work.
Modernism/modernity, Volume 20, Number 1
There is strong work here.
Times Literary Supplement
This collection of essays genuinely offers new directions for the study of science in modern poetry. It is coherently organised, full of matter, often fascinating, and always thought-provoking.
Dame Gillian Beer
University of Cambridge
Size: 239 x 163 mm
Publication: March 31, 2012
Series: Poetry &... 4