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Function-based isolation of novel enzymes from a large library
Here we describe a high-throughput, quantitative method for the isolation of enzymes with novel substrate specificities from large libraries of protein variants. Protein variants are displayed on theExpand
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Introduction: Open Ecologies
This collection of essays turns to the nineteenth century in order to weigh the legacy of its holistic conception of systems and to resurrect alternative discourses of openness, permeability, andExpand
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The Age of Analogy: Science and Literature between the Darwins
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The Age of Analogy
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The Radical’s Catalogue: Antonio Panizzi, Virginia Woolf, and the British Museum Library’s Catalogue of Printed Books
This essay considers how changes in nineteenth-century cataloguing practices impacted book history. Under Antonio Panizzi, the British Museum transitioned from an idiosyncratic printed catalogue ofExpand
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The Intuitions of Analogy in Erasmus Darwin’s Poetics
Erasmus Darwin’s Botanic Garden (1789–91) notoriously synthesizes scientific knowledge, poetry, and radical politics. The poem illustrates Darwin’s theorization of analogy in Zoonomia (1794–96) as aExpand
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The Comparative History of A Tale of Two Cities
This essay examines Charles Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities through the defining historical mode of the nineteenth-century historicism: comparative history. An under-appreciated response to theExpand
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Romantic Planet: Science and Literature within the Anthropocene
This article surveys recent scholarship in Romantic science and literature, exploring what such studies may offer the recent “planetary turn” in ecocriticism and postcolonial research on theExpand
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The Distribution of Romantic Life in Erasmus Darwin’s Later Works
ABSTRACT This essay explores what Romantic theories of life offer to the environmental humanities and the problem of agency. It explores the turn in Erasmus Darwin’s later works toward a distributedExpand
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The Fertile Darwins: Epigenesis, Organicism, and the Problem of Inheritance
This essay explores the Darwinian imagination -- an approach to exploring the basic ontology of nature that was shared by both Erasmus Darwin and his grandson, Charles Darwin. It focuses on ErasmusExpand
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