The Society of Mad Scientists: Scientists and Social Networking in the Victorian Novel

Shawn Robert Parkison
<span title="2020-06-25">2020</span>
This dissertation explores the figure of the mad scientist in Victorian literature through some of the most enduring literary examples, viewing these works not as anti-science cautionary tales but rather thought experiments for dealing with hazardous scientists and hazardous science. It makes a claim for a spectrum of hazardous scientists from the beneficial to the truly mad and argues that the primary difference between them is a matter of socialization. It argues that these novels advocate
more &raquo; ... the scientist and society to negotiate and co-construct a mutually beneficial symbiotic relationship.
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