FORTHCOMING EVENTS: For the academic year 2012-13 RCLAS will be hosting a series of seminars, run by the CISSMI research group. More information on speakers will appear here soon.
RCLAS’s key event in the academic year 2011-12 was its Conference: for more information see Medicine at the Margins
CISSMI: Collaborative Interdisciplinary Study of Science, Medicine and the Imagination
RCLAS is host to a collaborative research venture with the University of Cardiff’s History Department (HISAR). The research group, CISSMI, develops present interests among its members in the interconnections between science, particularly medicine, and the imagination. Click above or on the button on the left hand menu for further details.
The Research Centre was formally opened in Autumn 2006 with support from the Division of English, the University of Glamorgan and the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW).
The present Centre Website was created in February 2007 to offer all researchers, lecturers, and postgraduates interested in the interdisciplinary study of literature, arts and science a single online source for scholarship, information, events, and contacts.
The Centre is directed by:
Dr Willis is Reader in English Literature at the University of Glamorgan, and has extensive research expertise in the literature and science of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
The Centre also has three Honorary External Members, who have contributed to its events and activities:
Andy is Reader in English at Sheffield University and formerly co-director of the Centre. He continues to advise on its activities and future directions.
Jeff is Lecturer in English at Cardiff Metropolitan University and Visiting Professor at the University of Glamorgan. Jeff was one of the founding co-directors of the Centre and continues to support its activities within Cardiff.
Vike is Lecturer in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Literature at the University of Exeter. Her research focuses on the cultural history of modernity, and she has written extensively on James Joyce and medicine. Vike co-organised RCLAS’s 2009 conference, PHOBIA.
RCLAS is also host to the Journal of Literature and Science – which can be accessed directly from the button on the left hand margin. The JLS is a peer-reviewed journal, edited by Martin Willis, dedicated to the publication of interdisciplinary scholarship on literature and science across all historical periods.
Rich Hawking, 'Rock and Greenfield’ (2007). Hawking’s landscapes are inspired by both the natural world and by images of the interior landscape of the body as seen through the microscope.