BSLS 2010 Conference

The 5th annual conference of the British Society for Literature and Science will take place at Northumbria University in Newcastle on 8-10 April 2010.

Confirmed keynote speakers are John Dupré, Professor of Philosophy of Science at Exeter University; Nick Daly, Professor of English Literature at University College Dublin; and Patricia Waugh, Professor of English Literature at Durham University.

The draft programme is now available. Northumbria University has a conference homepage for the conference with details about registration, accommodation and travel.

Call for papers

The Society invites proposals for twenty-minute research papers addressing any aspect of the interaction between literature and science; collaborative panels of two or three papers; and papers or panels on the teaching of literature and science. We welcome work on literature from all periods and countries, and on all aspects of science, including medicine and technology. Presenters need not be based in UK institutions.

Please email paper proposals of up to 300 words and a short biographical note to the conference organizers Dr Peter Garratt and Dr Vike Martina Plock at Northumbria University ( by Monday, 21 December 2009. Please send abstracts in the body of the message; do not use attachments.

Please address any queries to Dr Peter Garratt and Dr Vike Martina Plock at the email address above.