Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 December 2018

352 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474438957

Bookseller Code (06)

Artful Experiments

Ways of Knowing in Victorian Literature and Science

Philipp Erchinger

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Edinburgh Critical Studies in Victorian Culture

  • Exemplifies and expounds an approach to Victorian writing, drawn from practice theory (Pickering, Latour, de Certeau, Schatzki) and social anthropology (Ingold), that is centred on practices rather than discourses
  • Studies activities of knowledge-making in literature and science in order to show why it is appropriate to speak of Victorian poetry and fiction as a mode of experimentation
  • Explicates and re-conceives the relations between the arts and the sciences, experience and language as well as practice and theory