The conference organised by the Reading Experience Database will include a guest panel from the BSLS. Titled 'Scientists Reading Literature', the panel will feature papers by Gowan Dawson (Leicester), Mary Noble (Princeton) and Stephen Jacyna (UCL) and will be chaired by Alice Jenkins (Glasgow):
Gowan Dawson, ‘The novelist puts this and that together’: Richard Owen’s reading of serialized fiction'
Mary Noble, '‘The worst novel is better than the best of other books’: Darwin’s novel-reading and his scientific writing'
Stephen Jacyna, 'Henry Head as a reader of literature'.
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