Oxford Literature and Science seminars

There will be three sessions of the Oxford Literature and Science seminar this coming term. All are welcome.

Monday 20 October, 2pm (St Cross Building SCR): Jay Labinger (California Institute of Technology), “Metaphoric vs. Literal Uses of Science: Entropy as Time’s (Double-Headed) Arrow in Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia and other Recent Literature.”

Friday 14 November, 2pm (St Cross Building, Seminar Room B): Michael Whitworth (Merton), “Science and Poetry in the 1920s and 1930s.”

Friday 28 November, 2pm (St Cross Building, Seminar Room B): Madeleine Geddes-Barton (Cambridge), “Scientific Structuralism and the Ithaca chapter of Ulysses.

Talks are planned for the Spring and Summer terms by Natalia Cecire (Sussex), Charlotte Sleigh (Kent), Ralph O’Connor (Aberdeen), John Holmes (Reading), and Christopher Pittard (Portsmouth), as well as two sessions of papers from current Oxford graduate students. The exact schedule is still to be confirmed, but the dates will be Fridays 6 Feb, 20 Feb, 6 March, 20 March, 1 May, 15 May, and 22 May at 2 p.m..