No. 20: Representations of Women Scientists in Literature
The Eighteenth-Century Lady Scientist by Afton Lorainne WoodWard
Monsters, Myths, and Constellations by Leila A. McNeill
In this issue, guest writer Afton Lorraine Woodward writes about the representations of women scientists in the 18th century restoration comedy The Basset Table. Leila looks at the relationship between poet Adrienne Rich and astronomer Caroline Herschel through the poem "Planetarium."
Image credit: Frontispiece and title page for T"he Basset Table" via Shakespeare Folger Library