A British Academy-funded workshop will be held in Cambridge on analogy in literature and science, 3-4 September 2015. How do we identify and select analogies in and between our primary sources, and how do we use analogies in our own arguments? Which ideas about analogy can we usefully borrow or adapt from cognate areas? Workshop speakers will include Professor Dame Gillian Beer and Professors Daniel Brown, Peter Middleton, Janine Rogers, Sharon Ruston, Michael Whitworth, and Martin Willis, among others.
Two bursaries are offered to PhD students currently registered at a UK HEI who wish to attend the workshop. The bursaries will include overnight accommodation at Churchill College, dinner with the speakers on the 3rd, and up to £100 to cover travel costs. If you would like to apply for a bursary, please send a 1-page CV and a short description of how the workshop’s topics are relevant to your doctoral research (not more than 300 words) to the organiser, Alice Jenkins: alice.jenkins[at]glasgow.ac.uk, by 31 May 2015.