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Published: 22 March 2018

206 Pages | 1 Figure


ISBN: 9780198815976

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Modernist Physics

Waves, Particles, and Relativities in the Writings of Virginia Woolf and D. H. Lawrence

Rachel Crossland

Oxford English Monographs

  • An original account of the ways in which Virginia Woolf and D. H. Lawrence engaged with the scientific ideas
  • Considers literary texts and scientific ideas in their historical context
  • Explores Albert Einstein's thought on the properties of light, the theory of relativity, and Brownian motion
  • Goes back to Einstein's original 1905 papers to consider the emergence, development, and dissemination of his ideas
  • The shared discourse model allows for both the combination of, and a distinction between, the two most common approaches within the field of literature and science: direct influence and the zeitgeist