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Title Staging science : scientific performance on street, stage and screen / Martin Willis, editor.

Publication Info. London : Palgrave Pivot, [2016]

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Description 1 online resource (xi, 140 pages)
Series Palgrave studies in literature, science, and medicine
Palgrave studies in literature, science, and medicine.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "This book considers scientific performances across two centuries, from the early nineteenth century to the present day. Performances include demonstrations of technologies, experiments that look like theatre, theatre that looks like science, tourist representations and natural history film-making. Its key aim is to open debate on how scientific activity, both historical and contemporary, might be understood in the context of performance studies and the imaginative acts required to stage engaging performances. Scientific performances have become increasingly of interest to historians of science, literature and science scholars, and in the field of science studies. As yet, however, no work has sought to examine a range of scientific performances with the aim of interrogating and illuminating the kinds of critical and theoretical practices that might be employed to engage with them. With scientific performance likely to become ever more central to scholarly study in the next few years this volume offer a timely, and early, intervention in the existing debates, and aims, too, to be a touchstone for future work."--Publisher information.
Contents List of illustrations -- Acknowledgements -- Notes on Contributors -- Introduction: Imaginative Mobilities; Martin Willis -- 1. Making the Most Beautiful Experiment: Reconstructing Gassiot's Cascade; Iwan Rhys Morus -- 2. Science in the City: Scientific Display and Urban Performance in Victorian Travel Guides to London; Martin Willis -- 3. Of Hats and Scientific Laughter; Tiffany Watt Smith -- 4. 'You can't make a film about mice just by going out into a meadow and looking at Mice': Staging as Knowledge Production in Natural History Film-making; Jean-Baptiste Gouyon -- 5. 'Unmediated' Science Plays: Seeing What Sticks; Kirsten E. Shepherd-Barr -- Afterword; Bernard Lightman -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.-
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Subject Communication in science.
Science in literature.
Science and the humanities.
Science television programs -- History.
Theatre studies.
Literary studies: general.
Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900.
Literary studies: from c 1900.
Literature: history & criticism.
SCIENCE -- Philosophy & Social Aspects.
Communication in science.
Science and the humanities.
Science in literature.
Science television programs.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Willis, Martin, 1971- editor.
ISBN 9781137499943 (electronic bk.)
113749994X (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 10.1057/978-1-137-49994-3