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Poison and Poisoning in Science, Fiction and Cinema: Precarious Identities (Palgrave Studies in Science and Popular Culture) (Paperback)

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By Heike Klippel (Editor), Bettina Wahrig (Editor), Anke Zechner (Editor)
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Examines poisons and related substances in a transdisciplinary context, comprising the history of science, literature and film studies

Conceptualizes poison as "precarious". This innovative perspective highlights poison as a medium of undermining identity and society and takes poison as a metaphor for social instability

The contributions in the volume cover a wide range from prominent court cases, including the Lafarge affair, to scientific disputes, literary analyses and cutting-edge theory


About the Author


Heike Klippel is Professor of Film Studies at the Braunschweig University of Art, Germany. Anke Zechner was a research fellow on the DFG project "The Poison Motif in Film" and is currently working on a research project on Poisonous Cinema.Bettina Wahrig is Professor of the History of Science and Pharmacy at Braunschweig University of Technology, Germany.


Product Details
ISBN: 9783319879000
ISBN-10: 3319879006
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: August 31st, 2018
Pages: 254
Language: English
Series: Palgrave Studies in Science and Popular Culture