The Resource Science and social science in Bram Stoker's fiction, Carol A. Senf

Science and social science in Bram Stoker's fiction, Carol A. Senf

Label
Science and social science in Bram Stoker's fiction
Title
Science and social science in Bram Stoker's fiction
Statement of responsibility
Carol A. Senf
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Carol A. Senf is Associate Professor of English at Georgia Institute of Technology."--Jacket
  • Best known today as the author of Dracula, Bram Stoker also wrote several other works, including The Jewel of Seven Stars, Lady Athlyne, and The Laid or the White Worm. In his exploration of supernatural subjects, such as vampirism, he is clearly a Gothic writer. The fantastic elements of his novels seem very much at odds with the world of science. Stoker, nonetheless, draws upon a large body of scientific theory and technological innovation throughout his writings. This book studies his blending of Gothic subjects with emerging discoveries in science and technology. The volume begins with an overview of Stoker's familiarity with scientific and technical developments. It then examines the role of science and technology in his various works, which demonstrate his familiarity with civil engineering, anthropology, physics, chemistry, and archaeology. While many of his writings seem to offer a rather uncritical celebration of science and its applications, some works, such as The Jewel of Seven Stars, reveal what happens when science oversteps its bounds. Stoker emerges as an early writer of science fiction whose work thoughtfully considers the place of science in society
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Senf, Carol A
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6037.T617
LC item number
Z87 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stoker, Bram
  • Stoker, Bram
  • Stoker, Bram
  • Stoker, Bram
  • Stoker, Bram
  • Science fiction, English
  • Social problems in literature
  • Political and social views
  • Science
  • Science fiction, English
  • Social problems in literature
  • Wissenschaft (Motiv)
Label
Science and social science in Bram Stoker's fiction, Carol A. Senf
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [149]-153) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gothic Monster versus Modern Science in Dracula -- Stoker's Life : The Facts behind the Fiction in The Duties of Clerks of Petty Sessions in Ireland, A Glimpse of America, Personal Reminiscences of Henry Irving, and Famous Impostors -- Reservations about Science, Popular Egyptology, and the Power of the Natural World in The Jewel of Seven Stars -- Technological Salvation in The Snake's Pass, The Mystery of the Sea, Lady Athlyne, The Lady of the Shroud, and The Lair of the White Worm -- The Place of Science in Stoker's Fiction and the Place of Science Fiction in the Stoker Oeuvre
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 158 pages
Isbn
9780313312038
Lccn
2002021624
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)49386307
  • (OCoLC)ocm49386307
Label
Science and social science in Bram Stoker's fiction, Carol A. Senf
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [149]-153) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gothic Monster versus Modern Science in Dracula -- Stoker's Life : The Facts behind the Fiction in The Duties of Clerks of Petty Sessions in Ireland, A Glimpse of America, Personal Reminiscences of Henry Irving, and Famous Impostors -- Reservations about Science, Popular Egyptology, and the Power of the Natural World in The Jewel of Seven Stars -- Technological Salvation in The Snake's Pass, The Mystery of the Sea, Lady Athlyne, The Lady of the Shroud, and The Lair of the White Worm -- The Place of Science in Stoker's Fiction and the Place of Science Fiction in the Stoker Oeuvre
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 158 pages
Isbn
9780313312038
Lccn
2002021624
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)49386307
  • (OCoLC)ocm49386307

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