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By Jocelyn Holland

positioned on the intersection of literature and technology, Holland's research attracts upon a various corpus of literary and clinical texts which testify to a cultural fascination with procreation round 1800. via readings which diversity from Goethe’s writing on metamorphosis to Novalis’s aphorisms and novels and Ritter’s Fragments from the property of a tender Physicist, Holland proposes that every writer contributes to a scientifically-informed poetics of procreation. instead of subscribing to a unmarried organic idea (such as epigenesis or preformation), those authors take their concept from a large stock of procreative motifs and imagery.

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