For an overview of literature on this topic, see:
Gillian Beer, "Science and Literature", in R.C. Olby et al. (eds.), Companion to the History of Modern Science , London and New York, Routledge (1990), pp. 783-797.
- Pamela Gossin, "Literature and the Modern Physical Sciences" in Mary Jo Nye (ed.), The Cambridge History of Science, (Vol. 5, The Modern Physical and Mathematical Sciences), Cambridge University Press (1999), pp. 91-109.
For a more elaborate historical account see Miguel de Asúa, Ciencia y Literatura. Un Relato Histórico, Buenos Aires, Eudeba (2004).
A recent issue of Science in Context [Vol. 18 (4) - Dec. 2005] is fully devoted to historical analyses of the relationships between literature and science, from the eighteenth century onwards.
Calculating the Limits of Poetic License:
Fictional Narrative and the History of Mathematics
Leo Corry - Tel Aviv University