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The Journal of Literature and Science is a new, peer-reviewed, online journal hosted by Glamorgan’s Research Centre for Literature, Arts and Science, founded in 2006. The Centre directors are Professors Andrew Smith & Jeff Wallace, and Dr Martin Willis, who is also the Journal of Literature and Science’s Editor. The Journal’s online home can be found at: http://literatureandscience.research.glam.ac.uk/journal


The JLS is dedicated to the publication of academic essays on the subject of literature and science, broadly defined. Essays on the major forms of literary and artistic endeavour are welcome (the novel, short fiction, poetry, drama, periodical literature, visual art, sculpture, radio, film and television). The journal encourages submissions from all periods of literary and artistic history since the Scientific Revolution. The journal also encourages a broad definition of ‘science’: encapsulating both the history and philosophy of science and those sciences regarded as either mainstream or marginal within their own, or our, historical moment.


The JLS uniquely focuses its reviews section on published journal articles in the fields of literature and science and the cultural history of science. If you would like to review a recent article for the JLS please contact the editor. See Issue 1 on the JLS Web for examples.


The journal launch will end a day of seminar activities dedicated to the study of literature and science and organised around the theme of Romantic Science. The seminar welcomes Professor Anne Janowitz as its plenary speaker, who will lecture on the plurality of worlds in debate in Romantic astronomy. Other speakers include Dr Sharon Ruston (author of Shelley and Vitality) and Dr Rachel Hewitt (author of the forthcoming Map of a Nation: A Biography of the Ordnance Survey). The seminar will begin at 10am and will conclude with a wine reception and the Journal launch at 5.30pm. Further details of the day can be found on the Research Centre website at: http://literatureandscience.research.glam.ac.uk/events/romsci

The event will take place in central Cardiff, at Glamorgan University’s new campus, the Atrium. For travel and location details please see http://cci.glam.ac.uk

You are very welcome to attend either the full day seminar, or the launch of the JLS. Please RSVP: Dr Martin Willis by email at mwillis@glam.ac.uk, or in writing to Journal of Literature and Science, Department of English, University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd, CF37 1DL.

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