Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Routledge Companion to Literature and Science

The Routledge Companion to Literature and Science is about to be published. Details are available on the publishers' website:
With forty-four newly commissioned articles from an international cast of leading scholars,The Routledge Companion to Literature and Science traces the network of connections among literature, science, technology, mathematics, and medicine. Divided into three main sections, this volume:
  • Links diverse literatures to scientific disciplines from Artificial Intelligence to Thermodynamics
  • Surveys current theoretical and disciplinary approaches from Animal Studies to Semiotics
  • Traces the history and culture of literature and science from Greece and Rome to Postmodernism
Ranging from classical origins and modern revolutions to current developments in cultural science studies and the posthumanities, this indispensible volume offers a comprehensive resource for undergraduates, postgraduates, and researchers.
With authoritative, accessible, and succinct treatments of the sciences in their literary dimensions and cultural frameworks, here is the essential guide to this vibrant area of study.
Members of the British Society for Literature and Science are eligible for a discount.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

On the Human - online forum

A fairly recent initiative of the National Humanities Center is 'On the Human', an online forum for humanities scholars and scientists to ’share their ideas and research’. A number of eminent scholars in the literature and science field have published essays in the forum, including N. Katherine Hayles (‘Distributing/Disturbing the Chinese Room’) and Joseph Carroll (‘The Adaptive Function of Literature and the Other Arts’), and each is followed by substantial comments from other scholars. The site recently published a new essay on ‘Late Darwin and the Problem of the Human’ by Gillian Beer. Former Science and Literature Reading Group member Katy Price's poetic response to the essay is on her blog here.

"Three Tales" Screening

Adrian will be screening Steve Reich's "Three Tales" on Thursday 8th July at 7.30pm. Contact Melanie if you'd like to come along (space is limited), and for directions.