The British Society for Literature and Science conference takes place 10th-12th April 2014 at the University of Surrey. I'm giving a paper on the second day on a panel titled: Light Pollution and Green Technologies. My paper is, unsurprisingly, on Stephen Poliakoff: Dead Batteries: Scientific and Technological Failure in the Work of Stephen Poliakoff
My friend Angharad Eyre has written an excellent post on the History of the Emotions blog about letters and friendship at Westfield College in late Victorian Britain.
AL Kennedy has a new collection of short stories out: All the Rage (Jonathan Cape)