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   Toda la bibliografía crítica obligatoria está accesible en red (más información en la Guía de Estudio de la asignatura). A continuación se relaciona la bibliografía necesaria para el seguimiento de cada tema:

1. INTRODUCTION: Science as cultural discourse

Textos literarios:

E.A. Poe: “A Tale of the Ragged Mountains”

H.G. Wells: “The Stolen Bacillus”

Textos críticos:

Beer, Gillian. “Translation or Transformation? The Relations of Literature and Science”. Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London 44. 1 (1990): 81-99.

García Landa, J. A. “Science and Literature: Some Critical Parameters”, en Science, Literature and Interpretations: Essays on Twentieth Century Literature and Critical Theory, ed. Francisco Collado. Zaragoza: Publicaciones de la U. de Zaragoza, 1991, 239-263.

García Lorenzo, M. “Introducción”. Monográfico “Sobre Ciencia y Literatura”. SIGNA 23 (2014): 15-42.

Hayles, N. Katherine. "Chaos as Orderly Disorder: Shifting Ground in Contemporary Literature and Science." New Literary History 20.2 (1989): 305-22.

Kinch, Sean. "Quantum Mechanics as Critical Model: Reading Nicholas Mosley's Hopeful Monsters." Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction 47.3 (2006): 289-308.


2. HUMAN AND POSTHUMAN: Biological reflections

Textos literarios: el estudiante elige una de las siguientes lecturas:

F. Weldon. The Cloning of Joanna May

M. Atwood. Oryx and Crake.

P.K. Dick. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Textos críticos:

Deleuze, Guilles, and Guattari, Felix. A Thousand Plateaus. Minneapolis: U. of Minnesota Press, 1987. Trans. Brian Massumi.

Haraway, Donna. “A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century.” Simians, Cyborgs, and Women: The Reinvention of Nature. New York: Routledge, 1991, 149-181.

Hayles, N. Katherine. “Toward Embodied Virtuality.” How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature, and Informatics. University of Chicago Press, 2008, 1-24.

Schiebinger, Londa. "Why Mammals are Called Mammals: Gender Politics in Eighteenth-Century Natural History." The American Historical Review 98.2 (1993): 382-411.


3. HERE AND NOW, RELATIVELY: Physics and space-time subjects

Textos literarios: el estudiante elige una de las siguientes opciones:

R. Bradbury: “A Sound of Thunder” + U. K. Le Guin: “Schrodinger’s Cat”

T. Pynchon: The Crying of Lot 49

M. Amis: Time’s Arrow

Textos críticos:

Abbott, H. P. "Narrative and Emergent Behavior." Poetics Today 29.2 (2008): 227-44.

Hayles, N. Katherine. “Part I: Mathematical and Scientific Models.” The Cosmic Web: Scientific Field Models and Literary Strategies in the Twentieth Century. Ithaca etc.: Cornell University Press, 1984, 31-59.

Ryan, Marie-Laure. "From Parallel Universes to Possible Worlds: Ontological Pluralism in Physics, Narratology, and Narrative." Poetics Today 27.4 (2006): 633-74.

Ryan, Marie-Laure. "Temporal Paradoxes in Narrative." Style 43.2 (2009): 142-164.


4. SCIENCE AND OTHERNESS: Knowledge and power

Textos literarios: el estudiante elige una de estas lecturas:

S.L. Parks. Venus

P. Theroux. The Mosquito Coast

Textos críticos:

Harding, Sandra. "Postcolonial and Feminist Philosophies of Science and Technology: Convergences and Dissonances." Postcolonial Studies 12.4 (2009): 401-421.

Harrison, Mark. "Science and the British Empire." Isis 96.1 (2005): 56-63.

Longino, Helen E. "Can there be A Feminist Science?" Hypatia 2.3 (1987): 51-64.

Schiebinger, Londa. "Feminist History of Colonial Science." Hypatia 19.1 (2004): 233-54.

Seth, Suman. “Putting Knowledge in its Place: Science, Colonialism and the Postcolonial.” Postcolonial Studies 12. 4 (2009): 373-388.