Programme

 The British Society for Literature and Science Winter Symposium 2018:

Environments of Literature and Science

DRAFT PROGRAM

Cardiff University, Main Building

Generously supported by the British Society for Literature and Science and the School of English, Communication, and Philosophy at Cardiff University


9:00 – 9:30:
Registration – Viriamu Jones Gallery.

9:30 – 9:45: Opening remarks from Greg Lynall, Chair of the British Society for Literature and Science, and the conference organisers

9:45 – 11:15: Parallel Panel One

Panel 1A Wallace Lecture Theatre

Ecocritical Readings

Chair:

Panel 1B Beverton Lecture Theatre

Immaterialities: Spectres, Energy, and Miasmas

Chair: Joan Passey

Sarah Coakley – Steinbeck’s Environmentalism

Djouher Benyoucef – Arboreality; Landscape Temporality, and Human/Non-human Connectedness in Thomas Hardy’s Under the Greenwood Tree (1872) and its Movie Adaptation by Nick Laughland

 

Anna Burton – The Presence and Absence of Trees: Elizabeth Gaskell and the Green Belt

James Cross – Air, miasma and epidemics from Hippocrates to Daniel Defoe

 

Deborah Lam – Seeming is Believing: Coleridge and Optical Phenomena

 

Greg Lynall – Sunstruck: Finding the Energy in Literature and Science

 

11:15 – 11:45: Coffee break – Viriamu Jones Gallery

11:45 – 13:00: Roundtable discussion with Jamie Castell, Des Fitzgerald, Rhiannon Lane, Anne Harrington, and Keir Waddington – Wallace Lecture Theatre.

13:00 – 14:00: Lunch (provided) – Viriamu Jones Gallery

14:00 – 15:00: Workshops

Environments of Research Excellence
(Ann Heilmann)
Location: Wallace Lecture Theatre
Publishing Environments
(Rebecca Brennan from Routledge)Location: Beverton Lecture Theatre

 

15:00 – 15:15: Comfort break

15:15 – 16:45: Parallel Panel Two

 

Panel 2A Wallace Lecture Theatre

Sites of Production of Science and Literature

Chair: Josie Gill

Panel 2B Beverton Lecture Theatre

Twentieth-Century Conflicts

Chair: Louise Benson James

Mat Paskins – Fragile Chemical Forms in Literature and Ethnography

 

Philip Palios – Literary Communities as Connection to Place

 

Saira Fatima Dogar – The Environment of Science in Pakistan: A Study of Uzma Aslam Khan’s novel The Geometry of God

Rob Mayo – Ballardian Inner Space (TBC)

 

Rachel Jones – Scientific Advancement or Defacement? Environmentalism in the Science-Fiction of Arthur Conan Doyle

 

Rachel Murray – Shell Sense: Modernism and the Insect Body

 

16:45 – 17:00: Comfort break

17:00 – 18:15: Keynote: ‘Biggish Data: Friedrich Engels, Material Ecology, and Victorian Data’ by John Parham, University of Worcester – Wallace Lecture Theatre

18:15 – 19:00: Wine reception – Viriamu Jones Gallery

19:00: Head off to conference dinner at Giovanni’s (email bslsenvironments@gmail.com 17th Nov by to reserve a place)