Molecular Biology in Narrative Form: A Study of the Experimental Trajectory of Science (Berkeley Insights in Linguistics and Semiotics #64) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 64 in the Berkeley Insights in Linguistics and Semiotics series.

Description


Molecular Biology in Narrative Form is a groundbreaking, interdisciplinary study that shows a connection between molecular biology and French narrative theory, and, from a unique perspective, bridges the gap between two disciplines that seem mutually exclusive. With many new insights on the link between science (in the form of DNA, a set of codes) and literature (in the form of language, another set of codes), this book looks at modern experimental science within the framework of semiotics. Priya Venkatesan reveals the extraordinary parallel between the work of scientists and the work of narratologists who develop narrative paradigms and analyze literary texts. Molecular Biology in Narrative Form will be a useful resource for scientists and literary theorists interested in the epistemological workings of science, as well as, anyone that desires to explore the linkages between scientific theory and literary analysis.

About the Author


The Author: Priya Venkatesan Hays received her Ph.D. in Literature from the University of California, San Diego, and Master's of Science in Genetics from the University of California, Davis. She currently holds a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. She has published extensively in journals on literary analysis and molecular biology.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780820486994
ISBN-10: 082048699X
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publi
Publication Date: October 14th, 2006
Pages: 178
Language: English
Series: Berkeley Insights in Linguistics and Semiotics