BSLS book prize shortlist announced

The committee of the BSLS is delighted to announce the shortlist for the Society's annual prize for the best book on literature and science published the previous calendar year. The prize is awarded for the first time this year, and the winner will be announced at the conference in Keele at the end of March.

Jonathan Adams, Interference Patterns: Literary Study, Scientific Knowledge, and Disciplinary Autonomy (Bucknell University Press)

Gowan Dawson, Darwin, Literature, and Victorian Respectability (Cambridge University Press)

Mark Francis, Herbert Spencer and the Invention of Modern Life (Acumen Publishing)

Elizabeth Leane, Reading Popular Physics: Disciplinary Skirmishes and Textual Strategies (Ashgate Publishing)

James Mussell, Science, Time and Space in the Late Nineteenth-Century Periodical Press: Movable Types (Ashgate Publishing)

Ralph O'Connor, The Earth on Show: Fossils and the Poetics of Popular Science, 1802-1856 (University of Chicago Press)