Monday, 4 October 2010

Michaelmas Term 2010 programme

University of Oxford
Faculty of English Language and Literature
Literature and Science Seminar

Fridays, Hawkins Room, Merton College
(Weeks 3, 5, & 7)
Please note variable start time

Week 3, 3.30pm (29 Oct.)
Dr Martin Willis (Glamorgan): 'Popular Astronomy and
Popular Fiction: Mars and Its Genres'.

Week 5, 2pm (12 Nov.)
Dr Helena Ifill (Sheffield): 'Nature vs. Nurture in the
Victorian Sensation Novel'.

Week 7, 2pm (26 Nov.)
Graduate Forum: Ed Sugden (Linacre College, Oxford) 'Myriads of Ages and Thick-Strewn Celestial Areas': Figurations of Newton in Emerson, Poe and Melville', and David Shackleton (St Catz, Oxford),
‘Geological Fragments and the Ruins of Time: H. G. Wells’s The Time Machine’.

Convenors: Dr Michael Whitworth (Merton)
Dr Kirsten Shepherd-Barr (St Catz)

Friday, 16 April 2010

Trinity Term 2010 Programme

University of Oxford
Faculty of English Language and Literature
Literature and Science Seminar

Please note the different days, times, and venues for each week’s session

Professor Sally Shuttleworth (University of Oxford), ‘Childhood Sexuality and the Victorian Novel.’
Friday 30 April 2010, 3.30pm.
English Faculty, St Cross Building, Room 10.

Professor Bruno Latour (Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques, Paris), ‘A Compositionist Manifesto.’
Wednesday 12 May 2010, 5.30pm.
English Faculty, St Cross Building, Lecture Theatre 2.

Graduate Forum: Stella Pratt-Smith (University of Oxford), ‘Mind over Matter: From Sensation to Precision in Nineteenth-Century Representations of Electricity’.
Will Tattersdill (King’s College, London), ‘Two Sides of the Same Page: Science and Fiction in the Late Victorian Periodical.’
Friday 28 May 2010, 2pm.
English Faculty, St Cross Building, Room 10.

Convenors: Dr Kirsten Shepherd-Barr and Dr Michael Whitworth

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Hilary Term Literature and Science seminar series


WEEK 6 (Friday 26 Feb.)
Dr Carina Bartleet (Oxford Brookes), "Growing Tales:  Generational Intertextualities and Mimesis in Modern Drama"
Arumugam Building top floor, St Catherine's College
2 pm

WEEK 8 (Friday 12 March)
NEW:  Literature and Science Graduate Forum
JCR Theatre, St Catherine's College
2 pm

Dr Gregory Tate, "Tennyson's In Memoriam and the Unquiet Brain" 
Rachel Crossland, "Individuals Suspended in a Mass:  Brownian Motion as a Model for Literary Crowds in the Works of D. H. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf"

The Graduate Forum is a new termly feature of our seminar series, designed to give current and/or very recent Oxford graduate students an opportunity to present informal work-in-progress papers (20-30 minutes each) followed by discussion.  If you would like to participate please get in touch with Dr Shepherd-Barr now, either for this term or for subsequent terms:

Notice of Cancellation


Friday, 8 January 2010

Literature and Science seminar series, Hilary 2010

The seminars for Hilary 2010 are as follows:


Week 6
Friday, 26 February at 2 pm
Professor Peter Middleton (Dept of English, University of Southampton)
"The Poetics of Inquiry:  American Poetry and Science in the Cold War"

All seminars will take place in St Catherine's College, the Arumugam Building (go to the top floor above the Lodge)