Mary Baine Campbell, 1997–1998 | National Humanities Center

Mary Baine Campbell (NHC Fellow, 1997–98)

Project Title

The Literatures of Travel, Fantasy and Anthropology, 1557-1726

Brandeis University

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Fellowship Work Summary, 1997–98

Mary Baine Campbell spent the year completing her work on Wonder and Science: Representing Worlds in Early Modern Europe, forthcoming from Cornell University Press (1999); wrote a chapter entitled "Literature, Science and the Spaces Between" for Early Modern Science, vol. 3 of Cambridge History of Early Modern Science, edited by Lorraine Daston and Katharine Park (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming); wrote an essay "Faith, Flesh and Science: Anthropology Made in America, 1724," for Moments of Encounter, edited by Dorothy Figueira (under submission at University of Illinois Press); and also wrote a review of Janet Todd's The Secret Life of Aphra Behn, forthcoming in Albion (1998). She gave a lecture entitled "On the Infinite Universe and the Innumerable Worlds: Bruno and Galileo" for the Arts and Sciences Committee for Renaissance Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; attended the 1997 convention of the Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and gave a poetry reading at the Center.