Intuition and authority: literary expression and scientific communication

dc.contributorMcElroy, Tricia
dc.contributorCook, Alex
dc.contributorDowd, Michelle
dc.contributorPeterson, Erik
dc.contributor.advisorAinsworth, David
dc.contributor.authorEmerson, Daniel Geoffrey
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of Alabama Tuscaloosa
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-16T15:03:50Z
dc.date.available2020-01-16T15:03:50Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.descriptionElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.description.abstractIn my dissertation, I investigate how images—whether pictorial, poetic, or narrative—determine and change human intuitions about the natural world. I argue that by adopting form and content from one another, literary and scientific writers alike break and reframe their reader’s intuition. George Herbert, John Milton, Andrew Marvell, and Margaret Cavendish, on the one hand, and Galileo, Paracelsus, and Kepler, on the other demonstrate that narrative, poetic, and pictorial images are instrumental in rendering the world intelligible and intuitive. In my first chapter, I provides a survey of sixteenth-century writers from Chaucer to Spenser and from Copernicus to Bacon, showing how they construct authority and attempt to rewrite intuitions about nature and her students. My subsequent chapters on physics, chemistry, and astronomy explore how conventions in poetry and fiction facilitate the communication of novel ideas.en_US
dc.format.extent208 p.
dc.format.mediumelectronic
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.otheru0015_0000001_0003431
dc.identifier.otherEmerson_alatus_0004D_13981
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/6488
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.hasversionborn digital
dc.relation.ispartofThe University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartofThe University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.rightsAll rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.en_US
dc.subjectLiterature
dc.titleIntuition and authority: literary expression and scientific communicationen_US
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etdms.degree.departmentUniversity of Alabama. Department of English
etdms.degree.disciplineEnglish
etdms.degree.grantorThe University of Alabama
etdms.degree.leveldoctoral
etdms.degree.namePh.D.
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