Francis Bacon's New Atlantis: New Interdisciplinary Essays

Synopsis

This volume of eight new essays by leading scholars provides a stimulating dialogue between a range of critical perspectives. Encompassing the fields of cultural history, history of science, literature, and politics, the collection explores The New Atlantis' complex location within Bacon's oeuvre and its negotiations with cultural debates of the past and present. Often regarded as the apotheosis of Bacon's ideas through its depiction of an advanced "scientific" society, it is also read as a seminal work of science fiction.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Bronwen Price
  • Paul Salzman
  • Sarah Hutton
  • David Colclough
  • Richard Serjeantson
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Manchester, England
Publication year:
  • 2002