We are conducting a short survey to gauge how literature and science scholars perceive science in relation to their own work. Our aim is to establish whether there are particular conceptions of science and of scholarly practice in relation to it that are prevalent among literature and science scholars at large or among particular communities or disciplines working in this field. With this in mind, we are sending out the survey to the members of the British Society for Literature and Science, the Society for Literature, Science and the Arts (US and EU branches), and the Commission on Science and Literature. We are hoping to present the results of the survey at the SLSAeu conference next year and in the Journal of Literature and Science.
We would be very grateful if you would take a few minutes to answer the questions in the survey. You can get to the survey by clicking on this link: https://bham.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/litsci-survey-2016. You are welcome either just to tick the boxes or to include brief comments alongside your answers. If you wish to, you can complete the survey in stages, and there is also a facility for printing off your response for your own records. The survey will close at the end of August.
Please share this link with any friends and colleagues working on literature and science who are not members of the societies listed above. If you have any problems completing the survey, please contact Emil Toescu (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Thank you very much indeed. We look forward to sharing the results of our survey with you.
Emil Toescu (Neuroscience) and John Holmes (English Literature)
University of Birmingham