Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 February 2019

248 Pages | 2 b&w illustration(s), 4 b&w drawing(s)

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474439619

Bookseller Code (06)

Modernist Life Histories

Biological Theory and The Experimental Bildungsroman

Daniel Newman

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Edinburgh Critical Studies in Modernist Culture

  • Provides a unique perspective on the Bildungsroman (novel of formation), one of the most discussed genres in recent scholarly work on modernism
  • Approaches the study of science and literature with exceptionally close attention to the details of scientific models, their cultural appropriations, and their political implications
  • Makes the first thoroughgoing argument for twentieth-century biology as a positive influence on modernist poetics and ethics
  • Models how narrative theory can serve the goals of interdisciplinary research