Centre for Multidisciplinary and Intercultural Inquiry


Reading & Reception Seminars

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Key Information

Day: Tuesdays
Time: 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Venue: G24, Foster Court, University College London, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT, unless otherwise indicated.
Contact: Dr Elinor Shaffer


  • Dr Elinor Shaffer FBA, Research Project Director and Senior Research Fellow,  Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR), School of Advanced Study, University of London
  • Professor Timothy Mathews, Professor of French and Comparative Criticism, Vice-Dean Research, Arts & Humanities, UCL

Supported by Stefano Rossoni, research student, Centre for Multidisciplinary and Intercultural Inquiry, UCL.


The collaboration between the Reception of British Authors in Europe (RBAE) and UCL A&H marks the foundation of a new strand of seminars exploring relations between science and literature. It will consider the interface between scientific and literary texts, the manner of their reception, and the possibilities of reading and critical response generated by these considerations.

Science and Literature series

You may also be interested in the Reading and Reception sister series, the Science and Literature seminar series.


 26 January 2016 Dr Naomi Segal (Birkbeck): "The Principles, Pleasures & Realities of Translating Psychoanalysis"  
3 May 2016

Dr Kate Averis (University of London Institute in Paris)

"Of Nomads and Exiles: Transnational Women's Writing in French and Spanish"