Pseudo/Sciences of the Long Nineteenth Century Reading Group

The reading group on Pseudo/Sciences of the Long Nineteenth Century is a collaborative venture between Newcastle University and the Literary and Philosophical Society. The group is open to scholars, students and researchers as well as members of the public with an interest in nineteenth-century science, pseudoscience and literature. For each session we read a combination Read the full article…

Fiction as Therapy: Towards a Neo-Phenomenological Theory of the Novel

Re-blogged from Research English at Durham:In the first lecture of a new British Academy series on The Novel in English, Professor Patricia Waugh reflects upon the recent rise of institutions such as the Reader Organisation, which encourages shared reading in therapeutic contexts such as hospitals and prisons. Taking this observation as a starting point, Waugh suggests that in recent years the Read the full article…

Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine: New Book Series Announced

Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine Edited by Sharon Ruston, Alice Jenkins, and Catherine Belling Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine is an exciting new series that focuses on one of the most vibrant and interdisciplinary areas in literary studies: the intersection of literature, science and medicine. Comprised of academic monographs, essay collections, Read the full article…

Neuroscience and Modern Fiction (CfP, Modern Fiction Studies, Deadline 1 February 2014)

Modern Fiction Studies Call for Papers: Upcoming Special Issue Neuroscience and Modern Fiction Guest Editor: Stephen J. Burn Deadline for Submissions: 1 February 2014 The Editors of MFS seek essays that consider how modern fiction has evolved in dialogue with the neuroscientific revolution. In the aftermath of the so-called “Decade of the Brain” (the 1990s), Read the full article…

3 Postdoctoral Fellowships to work on ‘Diseases of Modern Life: Nineteenth-Century Perspectives’

Postdoctoral Research Assistant (3 posts) Faculty of English Language and Literature, Manor Road, Oxford, in association with St Anne’s College Grade 7: £29,541 – £36,298 p.a. Following the award of a European Research Council Advanced Investigator Grant to Professor Sally Shuttleworth (‘Diseases of Modern Life: Nineteenth-Century Perspectives’), the Faculty of English Language and Literature seeks Read the full article…

British Society for Literature and Science (CfP, 9th Annual Conference, University of Surrey, April 10-12 2014)

The ninth annual conference of the British Society for Literature and Science will take place at the University of Surrey, Guildford, on 10-12 April 2014. Keynote speakers will include Professor Bernard Lightman (York University, Toronto) and Professor Mary Orr (University of Southampton). The conference will finish with an opportunity to visit Down House, the home Read the full article…

The Gothic & Medical Humanities (CFP, Special Issue of Gothic Studies)

The Gothic and Medical Humanities Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Gothic Studies  Proposals are invited for a special issue of Gothic Studies exploring intersections between the Gothic and medical humanities. Gothic studies has long grappled with suffering bodies, and the fragility of human flesh in the grip of medical and legal discourse continues to be manifest Read the full article…