Professor Martin Willis'
research focuses on literature, science
and medicine, 1800 to the present.
In this talk Martin, Head of School of English, Communication and Philosophy at Cardiff University, introduces us to his present research. It consists of two strands: first, the representations of trance states, and especially the nature and condition of sleep, in literature, art and the sciences from the early 19th Century to the present, and second, the analysis of methods of collaboration between the humanities and the sciences both now and historically.
Of his eight books in this area, the most recent are Staging Science: Scientific Performance on Street, Stage and Screen (Palgrave, 2016), Literature and Science (Palgrave, 2015) and Vision, Science and Literature, 1870-1920: Ocular Horizons (Pickering & Chatto, 2011).
Date: Thursday 5 March
Time: 19:00 – 20:00
Venue: Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building
Ticket information: £6 /£4 for Concessions /free to UoP students via SPiA