The British Society for Literature and Science panel: Field Observations

Greg Lynall 1Conference Room

A panel (of 5 x 10-minute talks followed by Q&A) which will showcase the latest research across the field, and in particular will demonstrate the cross- and interdisciplinary reach of our members. It will feature scholars at different career stages, with a doctoral student, ECR, mid-career and professorial speakers. The session addresses the place of English studies within responses to global challenges such as the climate emergency and the increasing adoption of AI.

Chair: Professor John Holmes (Professor of Victorian Literature and Culture, University of Birmingham)

  1. Victorian Gothic Literature and Climate Change (Dr Emily Alder (BSLS Membership Secretary, and Lecturer in Literature and Culture, Edinburgh Napier University))
  2. Environmental Catastrophe in Margaret Atwood’s “ustopian” narratives (Gemma Curto (PhD candidate, University of Sheffield))
  3. Global AI Narratives (Dr Kanta Dihal (Postdoctoral researcher, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, University of Cambridge))
  4. Divided pasts and shared futures in literature and science (Dr Greg Lynall (Chair of BSLS, and co-director of Literature & Science Hub, University of Liverpool))
  5. On Theorizing Literature and Science (Professor Michael H. Whitworth (BSLS Treasurer, and Professor of Modern Literature and Culture, University of Oxford))

LEARNED SOCIETIES STRAND: The British Society for Literature and Science

Fri 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm