Science and Literature seminar series
Time: 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Venue: G24, Foster Court, University College London, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT, unless otherwise indicated.
Professor Timothy Mathews, Professor of French and Comparative Criticism, Vice-Dean Research, Arts & Humanities, UCL
Professor Elinor Shaffer, FBA, Research Project Director and Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR), School of Advanced Study, Universityof London
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
Spring term 2017
|31 January 2017||
Dr Niall Sreenan, UCL
‘Dreaming of Islands’: Three Darwinian Utopias
|21 March 2017||
Dr Cristiano Turbil
‘Paolo Mantegazza and The Year 3000: Popular science, medicine and politics in late nineteenth century Italy'
|27 April 2017||
Dr. Maximiliaan van Woudenberg
'Coleridge and the Historical School at Göttingen in 1799'
|23 May 2017||
Dr Georgia Panteli, UCL
‘From Blade Runner to Westworld: love, fear and sentient robots’
Autumn term 2016
|10 November 2016||Prof Francesca Orestano (Milan) 'Of Chemistry, Fiction, Taste… and Toys'|
Spring term 2016
|14 January 2016||
Professor Dilwyn Knox (UCL) "Coleridge and Bruno's Creed"
|26 January 2016||
Prof Naomi Segal (Birkbeck, University of London)
"The principles, pleasures and realities of translating psychoanalysis"
8 March 2016
Dr Paul White (University of Cambridge)
"Darwin and the evolution of emotion"
|3 May 2016||
Dr Kate Averis (University of London Institute in Paris)
"Of Nomads and Exiles: Transnational Women's Writing in French and Spanish"
Autumn term 2015
|17 November 2015||
Dr Annja Neumann (Cambridge University)
|1 December 2015||
Prof Patrick Parrinder (University of Reading)
"Gorilla Warfare: Darwin, Freud and the Stone Age Romance"
Spring term 2015
|26 February 2015||
Dr Martin Crowley (Cambridge)
‘A political ecology of things of the mind’
|12 May 2015||Dr Gregory Tate (Surrey) ‘“True Words and Shams”: Poetry, Satire, and the Language of Science in Punch’|
|2 June 2015||
Professor Angelique Richardson (Exeter) ‘Hardy and the Scientific Imagination’
Autumn term 2014
|4 November 2014||
Prof Sally Shuttleworth (Oxford)
'Animal instinct and whispering machines: Science in the Victorian periodical'
|2 December 2014||
Prof David Amigoni (Keele)
'Francis Galton, Karl Pearson and the Biographical Laboratory'
Spring term 2014
|13 March 2014||
Dr Carolyn Burdett (Birkbeck)
'Shareability and contagion: psychology and aesthetics at the fin de siecle'
|6 May 2014||Prof Alice Jenkins (University of Glasgow) ‘Eternal and unchangeable?: Victorian anti-reception of Euclid'|