Of Language and the Lodestone
Eileen Reeves is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at Princeton University. Her area of specialization is the early modern scientific literature of Italy, France, and England, and she is the author of . She is currently finishing Evening News: Early Modern Journalism, Optics, and Astronomy, and is beginning a new project on the cultural context of the investigation of magnetism in seventeenth-century Europe. Her particular focus will be the proposed use of the magnet in a series of unworkable communication devices.