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BSLS 2013 Conference

The British Society for Literature and Science Annual Conference 2013

The Eighth Annual BSLS Conference will be held in Cardiff from Thursday April 11th to Saturday April 13th 2013. The Conference is jointly organised by Cardiff University and the University of Westminster, and specifically by the CISSMI research group led by the conference organisers, Professor Keir Waddington and Professor Martin Willis.

PLEASE NOTE: This page and others related to the conference will continue to be updated as conference preparations continue.

Conference Organisers

Professor Keir Waddington (Department of History, Cardiff University)

Professor Martin Willis (Department of English, University of Westminster)

Conference Assistant

Hannah Brunning, University of Glamorgan

Contacting the Conference Organisers

Please email all queries to

Call For Papers


Plenary Speakers

Dr Thomas Dixon, Queen Marry, University of London: ‘Reading Lavinia’s Tears: Early Modern Weeping Through the Eyes of Titus Andronicus’

Professor Alice Jenkins, University of Glasgow: "‘Spooky Historicist Action at a Distance"

Conference Programme


Conference Costs

Full Delegate Fees:
Conference Cost: £90
Conference Dinner: £30
BSLS Membership Fee: £10

Postgraduate Delegate Fee
Conference Cost: £55
Conference Dinner: £30
BSLS Membership Fee: £10


Note: you must be a member of BSLS to attend the conference, and you can join the Society by ticking the box "I wish to apply for membership of the BSLS" (£10)

Conference Location

Cardiff University Optometry and Vision Sciences Building
Maindy Road
Cardiff CF24 4LU

Key Dates

Call for papers closing date: Friday December 7, 2012
Decisions on Proposals: January 2013
Payment closing date: March 11, 2013
Final Conference Schedule announced: March 2013

Travel Information

Travel to Cardiff 
Cardiff Campus Map
Downloadable Map of City and Campus The Conference location is red number 15 on this map (located in square D4)

Accommodation Suggestions

Guest houses and others


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