176. Modernism and Science Studies
Saturday, 3 January, 7:00–8:15 p.m., Back Bay A, Sheraton
Program arranged by the Modernist Studies Association
Presiding: Mark Stewart Morrisson, Penn State Univ., University Park
Speakers: Bruce Clarke, Texas Tech Univ.; Janet W. Lyon, Penn State Univ., University Park; Steven J. Meyer, Washington Univ. in St. Louis; Katy Price, Anglia Ruskin Univ., Cambridge
This roundtable discusses theoretical and methodological tools that science studies offers modernist scholars to move beyond an understanding of modernism that either ignores science altogether or assigns it a privileged position of autonomy and purity. The session explores ways in which science functions in the modernist imaginary and how the culture of science operates within the culture of modernity.
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