The Relations of Literature and Science

An Annotated Bibliography of Scholarship, 1880-1980

  • Editors: Walter Schatzberg, Ronald A. Waite, Jonathan K. Johnson
  • Pages: xix + 458
  • Published: 1987
  • ISBN: 9780873521734 (Paperback)
  • ISBN: 9780873521727 (Cloth)
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“An extremely useful, annotated bibliographical guide to approximately 2,500 scholarly studies.”

Science, Technology, and Society

“The annotations are a joy: informative and honest, they follow the best descriptive tradition.”


This annotated bibliography on the relations of literature and science is offered as a resource tool for literary scholars, historians of science, and historians of ideas who are working in this field, which has had a distinct identity in literary scholarship for over fifty years.

This volume is organized to move from the general to the particular; that is, from studies of the general relations between literature and science to studies of their relations during the various historical periods from classical antiquity to the present. Each period is divided into general studies and surveys and studies of individual authors.