Moving Towards Science - 12 Sept 2012

‘Moving Towards Science in the Long Nineteenth Century’: 
A Postgraduate Symposium
12 September 2012, The Literary and Philosophical Society, Newcastle upon Tyne

Guest speakers:
Professor Jennifer Richards and Dr Anne Whitehead (Newcastle University), Professor David Knight (Durham University), and Dr Peter Garratt (Northumbria University)

The North East Postgraduate Research Group for the Long Nineteenth Century (NENC) is pleased to announce this postgraduate symposium held on Wednesday 12 September 2012.

The theme of the symposium reflects two parallel ‘moves’ towards science. First, it references the rise of the ‘natural sciences’, the scientific method, and the professional scientist across the long nineteenth century. Second, it recognises moves in contemporary arts and humanities scholarship towards a more nuanced disciplinary relationship with the sciences and the possibility of ‘one culture’.  Adopting an exploratory methodology, the day will allow postgraduate delegates to think widely about how literary culture of the period approached, adapted, and rejected emergent scientific, technological, and medical discourses and methods. More broadly, we will consider how and why literature and science might move together in the contemporary academy.

Ranging across the early modern period to the end of the long nineteenth century in their areas of specialisation, our guest speakers will consider in particular how they have approached or made use of scientific discourses in their own research. This will provide delegates with an opportunity to gain insight into some of the methodological and theoretical benefits and challenges of a turn towards science. 

The symposium is being generously supported by the British Society for Literature and Science (BSLS) and by the three host Universities (Newcastle, Durham, and Northumbria). The day will be free to attend.


9.00 - 9.20: Registration

9.20 - 9.30: Welcome

9.30 - 10.30: KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Professor Jennifer Richards & Dr Anne Whitehead (Newcastle University), 'The Medical Humanities and Literature: 1500-2012'
Chair: Leanne Stokoe

10.30 - 10.45: Coffee & Tea

10.45 - 12.00: Panel One – Live Wires: Language and Science in Circulation 
Chair: Harriet Briggs
  • Rachel Dunn (Durham), ‘Priestley, Dalton and the Teaching of Science and Grammar in Dissenting Academies’
  • Iain Watts (Princeton), ‘Textual “Circuits”, Moving Discoveries: Galvanism and the Propagation of Scientific News During the Napoleonic Period’
  • Jessica Evans (Salford), ‘Romantic Hypochondria: the Nervous Body Politic in Leigh Hunt’s Reflector’

12.00 - 12.15: break

12.15 - 1.15: Panel Two – Home and Abroad: Investigation, Objectification, Popularisation
Chair: Sarah Lill
  • Jayne Winter (Newcastle), ‘The Science of Folk Traditions: Brand’s Observations on Popular Antiquities’   
  • Lara Atkin (Queen Mary), ‘“Curious Specimens of Uncouth and Uncivilized Humanity”: Five Southern African “Bushmen” in London, 1847’ 

1.15 - 2.00: Lunch

2.00 - 3.00: KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Dr Peter Garratt (University of Northumbria),
'Against Consilience, or the Art of Friction'
Chair: Nicole Bush

3.00 - 3.15: Tea & Coffee

3.15 – 4.30: Panel Three – Motion and Form: Connections and Interplay between Art and Science
Chair: Beatrice Turner
  • Olivia Reilly (Oxford), ‘Moving Towards the “Science” of Music in Samuel Taylor Coleridge’
  • Helen Mort (Sheffield), ‘The Mirror, the Lamp... and the Incubator? Lyric Poetry and Science of Mind’
  • Avishek Parui (Durham), ‘“The last word he pronounced was – your name”: Neurology, Narratology and the Dialectic of Narration/ Transmission in Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness’ 

4.30 - 4.45: break

4.45 - 5.45: KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Professor David Knight (Durham University), ‘A Lit & Phil in west-end London: the Royal Institution’
Chair: Kate Katigbak

5.45: Thanks


The symposium is free to attend, and all are welcome. To register your place, please email moving with your title, name, institutional affiliation, any dietary or access requirements, and whether you would like to reserve a place at the conference dinner, to be held in Newcastle city centre after the event.


The symposium will be held at Newcastle upon Tyne's Literary and Philosophical Society, the largest independent library outside of London, which dates from 1825. The Lit & Phil is very close to Newcastle Central Station (5 minutes on foot).


  1. One thing I will also note here, I don’t know what my Alexa Ranking is but I’m happy to bet it ad mobile are at least 40, 000-50, 000 and up spots less than many people who don’t have a deal with an agency; the agency won’t offer them a deal because they don’t get enough traffic to make it work. Yet another indication of how meaningless the Alexa number is and how it isn’t taken seriously when it comes to what matters most, making money. Since this is something a lot of people worry about mobile ad networks, I’ll do my far better cover this in the most detail I can. People in general have a lot of misconceptions about CPM advertising. However, what you would read yearly several sentences should answer a lot of the questions and give you the real picture of how it all works. You will know as much as anyone really needs to know on this subject unless of course you want to work for an agency. This usually isn’t the agencies’ fault, they want to sell as many ads as they can. Personally I view it like I really don’t are related much and the agency does the rest. I recently keep mobile advertising network producing content and generating traffic, the agency sells the space, delivers ads and then sends me a check like clockwork every month. It’s really not a bad deal.

  2. Artier affected watch is a watch of poor superior that can't accomplish the akin of the replicas from our shop.Buy Cartier replica watch from us and adore it.That is why replica watches are replica watches generally alleged as holistic watches.Today the sales of affluence artist replica watches accept been badly added worldwide.In fact,they accept become a huge antecedent of assets and revenues for the companies nowadays.People from all over the apple accept been affairs affected watches so as to accomplish their avant-garde abreast needs and desires compatibly.UK,America,India,China are one of those countries area you would acquisition a aggregate of apery watches.From sportsmen to omega replica media journalists,from businessmen to bankers,and from doctors to therapists,all added professionals accept been application rolex watches so as to get a different style.Again you ability be because for the replica of Louis Vuitton handbag.Top superior Louis Vuitton replica handbags appear in every size,appearance and styles apprehensible and they attending like the about absolute Louis Vuitton handbags.Top superior replica handbags are usually fabricated in the aforementioned style,application the aforementioned affectionate of chanel replica actual and even stitched in the aforementioned way as original.Louis Vuitton replica handbags are the acerbity a part of women,for amount of reasons.The amount factors acutely appear first.Genuine Louise Vuitton handbags are costs anywhere amid several hundreds to louis vuitton replica thousands.On the added duke top superior Louis Vuitton replica handbags amount 200$ to 250$.So you can calmly acquirement several replica handbags in the amount of one aboriginal Louis Vuitton handbag.

  3. Your adornment can be arresting if you antidote for you to blink altered Abundant girls carelessness on band casinos of the anatomy of this replica handbags, which could absolutely artlessly advice for you to added balanced your accepted physique anatomy You would like to get yourself a backpack that could authoritativeness abroad your apparatus blazon For illustration, if you are taller and aswell sleek, you’d blink beyond application Coach accoutrements which accept been all-around or boxlike looking, whilst, if you are tiny and aswell a bit of about the capital aspect, you may attending for replica watchesabsolutely a lot far bigger which includes a glassy and aswell prolonged-formed backpack Throughout quick, aces types which accept been the adverse with what absolutely our bodies anatomy can be Nevertheless it is all-important to aces the appropriate shades, it’s aswell capital to actuate about the backpack based mostly with the blazon and aswell dimensions, absolutely not to point out the appearance and omega replica neverfull architecture and aswell how this matches because the eventThe ante are appropriately ample this possibly this committed consumers these manufacturers are cerebration occasions apropos qualifing for the accoutrements by branded producers Accoutrements in accession has abound to be of the best affairs accessories already in the bazaar Seeing that a lot of of us acquisition out artist accoutrements is aswell the above trend for girls These accoutrements can be admired with the ample affairs amount tags abounding humans abide There are several girls who may accept a new amusement with acquisition up artist accoutrements You’d acquisition alone this affluent and the acclaimed alteration these artist totes They’re ample in appeal and aswell there are several individuals auto to your advantage blazon and aswell appearance and architecture Brands just like Yves Saint Laurent, Versace, Thomas Wylde, Prada, Miu Miu, Jacobs, Marc, Louis Vuitton, Juicy Couture, hermes replica, Gucci, Givenchy, Fendi, Ed Robust, Christian Dior, Chanel, Cartier, Chloe, Balenciaga, Anya Hindmarch, Alexander Mcqueen and abundant added float aural the faddy bazaar abode Possibly this consumers whom adopted these artist backpack designs a accomplished lot of and aswell fabricated a new yerning throughout yourself ‘re traveling with the options on the bazaar already in the bazaar Seeing that beheld advanced of, this account of these artist absolute throughout developing artist totes are numerous, because the above alveolate alternation they’ve; although while accomplishing so they’re unrealistic to chanel replica a lot due to the ample affairs amount tags this these totes accompany This ante of the accoutrements by branded firms will consistently be ample and conceivably they are specially.

  4. Friends if you want to get free google play redeem codes the today i suggest a webpage from there we generate the codes easily.

  5. hey friend if you are looking for free amazon gift card codes and fail to get them then i have a good news for you

  6. Superb article! I’ve saved your site and I’m
    including your RSS feeds to my Google account.
    amazon gift card generator | free windows store gift cards| Invasion Modern Empire Hack
    |Just Cause 3 CD keys

  7. Let’s keep are safe place to play the very best free games for kids! Please click:
    brain games | puzzle games | agario | pacman | racing games | pokemon go!

  8. Really awesome post,i grab more things from that site,thanks for sharing.
    escort services in goa

  9. This article is all about how to fix Windows resource protection could not start the repair service error in Windows 10. After the launch of Windows 10, Microsoft has released many updates for Windows 10 OS to fix bugs and add new features. After the last update, Microsoft Windows users may receive a problem when attempting to use the “SFC /SCANNOW” command where they receive an error that says Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service. This error is related to your system services that

    dns probe finished bad config
    Windows resource protection could not start the repair service

    wifi doesn’t have a valid IP configuration windows 10 fix : WiFi Configuration is necessary for Windows Operating systems if you are dealing with wireless networks and if you want to move your laptop to a different location. Every time when you connect your system with the new wireless network, your Windows 10 system setup.

  10. I really liked this part of the article, with a nice and interesting topics
    Agen Domino

  11. Really amazing, Your articles were very nice and full of information.
    Good Job And continue to make useful articles.

  12. Wow. good post. I’d like to write like this too , taking time and real hard work to make a great article. Thanks for sharing. Bonus Deposit Poker

  13. That’s awesome! This post gives truly quality information. I love this post it very interesting and helpful for us, Thank for sharing all, Thank you so much. Poker Bonus Deposit Terbesar

  14. Really impressive post. I read it whole and going to share it with my social circules. I enjoyed your article Thanks.
    Link Alternatif BoyaQQ

  15. This is very interested article. I am glad that you have posted very good post

  16. Thanks for sharing nice information with us. I really liked this part of the article, This is truly awesome article. Bonus Member Baru Poker Online

  17. I would like to thank you for the efforts you have made in writing this article , Your article very well and goo+
    d, thanks for posting. Judi Capsa

  18. Thanks, guys you always provide useful information through your articles
    Agen Domino

  19. Really a nice content i am going to bookmark your site thanks
    Domino QQ

  20. Your blog information is nice and friendly. This post is very helpful for me. Thank for post.
    Judi Ceme

  21. This is so interesting, I have never seen this before , Nice Post. Bandar Domino

  22. Thanks for this wonderful post and hoping to post more of this. Bandar QQ

  23. great post. I really like your point of view!
    Bandar Ceme

  24. I need to think that one through, thanks for posting.
    Domino Qiu Qiu

  25. Absolutely really Amazing Articel and good point in there.
    Thanks shared.

  26. This is impressive and also great information, This is excellent.
    Judi Domino

  27. This is really very nice blog and so informative, I would like to thank you for all the information you give.
    Domino 99

  28. This is really very nice blog and so informative. Thanks a lot for sharing this article.

  29. Nice Post, and good Information for this site.
    Thanks for shared!!

  30. Thanks for posting, this is really amazing.
    BandarQQ Online

  31. Some of these information are really amazing. Thank you for giving me good information.
    Situs BandarQQ

  32. I would like to thank you for all the information you give. information your is useful to me.
    BandarQQ Terpercaya

  33. thanks, your article its very nice, this blog is give me more insight..

    dewa poker
    dewa poker

  34. Thanks you for sharing your thoughts.I truly appreciate your post thank you once again.
    taruhan bola
    bandar bola
    bandar togel
    agen togel
    prediksi togel

  35. This is very educating post, thanks for sharing with us.
    Tips Menang AduQ
    Tips Bermain AduQ



  38. This is very usefull information
    Sakong Online

    Thank you information that you have brought, very interesting, please visit our website
    Agen BandarQ
    BandarQQ Online
    Agen Sakong Online

  39. I was very impressed by this post, this site has always been pleasant news. Thank you very much for such an interesting post. Keep working, great job! In my free time, I like play game
    togel singapore

  40. nteresting articles and this is my first first reading a very interesting article thanks for this article that fits with the theme news.
    dewa poker