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176. Modernism and Science Studies

Thursday, 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

Session Description:

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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