Virginia Woolf and the Study of Nature

Virginia Woolf and the Study of Nature

by Christina Alt


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521196550
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/23/2010
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Christina Alt is a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Ottawa. She has contributed to numerous collections on the work of Virginia Woolf.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Introduction; 1. The natural history tradition; 2. The modern life sciences; 3. 'To pin through the body with a name': Virginia Woolf and the taxonomic tradition; 4. Laboratory coats and field glasses: Virginia Woolf and the modern study of nature; 5. Representing 'the manner of our seeing': literary experimentation and scientific analogy; Bibliography; Notes.

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