LabLit – novels for science lovers

07 Dec

A few days ago, the NYT published an essay about LabLit, “a genre of serious fiction [which] deploys strong characters dealing with realistic scientific issues” (Bouton).  The author’s main source is the site maintained by Dr. Jennifer Rohn, cell biologist at University College London.

As you might expect, the MW Library has several LabLit titles, from classics like Steinbeck’s Cannery Row to Kingsolver’s newest novel, Flight Behavior (which isn’t on Rohn’s list yet).

For more on this genre, see Dr. Rohn’s 2010 brief essay in the journal Nature (open the PDF icon to the left of the article abstract once you log into AP Source).

I’ve attached Lab Lit in the MW Library, a list of the titles on Rohn’s list that are in the MW Library’s collection. To open the list, click on the document link, and then, on the page that appears, click on the document’s title one more time.

Stop by before winter break to check one out!

Lab Lit in the MW Library

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