Science and Literature
This panel seeks papers that examine the intricate relationship between literature and science in texts and images from 1700 through 1913. Karl Philipp Moritz’s Magazine for Empirical Psychology dealt with almost all aspects of medicine, psychology, and science. Its main objective was to contemplate the benefits and depths of science through thorough factual analysis. The journal’s contributions united science and literature alike. Jean Paul’s and Stifter’s fascination with storms, Kleist’s interest in fainting spells, or hysteria in Schnitzler’s work – these are but a few examples for the intersection of the discourses on literature and science. How has scientific progress influenced literature? And vice versa, has the increasing narrativization of science in novels, plays, case studies, and poetry helped shape scientific discourses? Paper topics could include, but are not limited to, mind-body-issues, the “invention” of the unconscious and insanity, psychology and psychiatry, medicine, and natural sciences.
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