Wednesday, 17 March 2010

ERF Study Afternoon: Science and Literature


The next ERF Study Afternoon will take place on Tuesday, 27th April 2010, in the boardroom of Royal Holloway's Gower Street building (WC1), from 2-4 pm.

The papers for the afternoon are as follows:

Chris Daley: 'Technology, Ecology, Apocalypse: John Wyndham's The Day of the Triffids and John Christopher's The Death of Grass'

Chris Daley is a doctoral student at the University of Westminster. His research project investigates the impact of the Cold War on British Science Fiction between 1945 and 1969.

Peter Johnston: ' "95% of the villages we wiped off the map were never on it": Complex numbers in JM Coetzee's The Vietnam Project and Robert Musil's The Confusions of Young T├Ârless'

Peter Johnston is a final year doctoral student at Royal Holloway, University of London, working on the practical and philosophical resonances between JM Coetzee's parallel work as a literary artist and mathematician.

This event is being organised for the ERF by Peter Johnston [P.Johnston@rhul.ac.uk]. If you have any queries then please contact Peter or one of the ERF committee.

As usual, wine and nibbles will be provided, and we hope to see you there!

Best Wishes,

The ERF Committee

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