This project maps out the social network of several influential literary and scientific
figures in early twentieth-century Britain. It began as a companion project to
my dissertation, "Zoological Modernism: Literature, Science, and Animals in
Early Twentieth-Century Britain," which examines the mutual influence between
modernist literature and modern science in texts by H.G. Wells, D.H. Lawrence,
Virginia Woolf, Charles Elton, Julian Huxley, and J.B.S. Haldane, and in the Secrets of
Nature films. Recognizing the points of intersection and mutual influences among
these figures, I became interested in the biographical episodes that brought them
together: the visits, book reviews, footnotes, friendships, rivalries, and gossip that
constituted this little-noticed mesh of literature and science.
The website is an ongoing project, so if you have suggestions please let me know! I
can be reached at email@example.com. The web programmer, Andrew
Leathers, can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.