FMS Publications

List includes articles, books and talks prepared under the auspices of the FMS research and fellowship program. It includes academic and general interest works, and links, where available, to abstracts or full texts.

Publications

2016

Universal Narrativity and the Anxious Scientist of the Contemporary Neuronovel

by Natalie Roxburgh,  Anton Kirchhofer, and Anna Auguscik
Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature 49.4 (Dec 2016): 71-87

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‘The Things We Are’: Alasdair Gray’s Poor Things (1992) and the Science of Man

by Katrin Berndt
Anglica: An International Journal of English Studies 25.1 (Sept 2016): 125-140.

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What do cartoons tell children about science? A qualitative study of the representation of science and scientists in animated television series.

by Luz Maria Hernandez Nieto
Bielefeld: Universität Bielefeld (Dissertation)

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Im Liechtenstein des Denkens

by Sina Farzin
in Bruno Latours Soziologie der "Existenzweisen": Einführung und Diskussion.
Ed. Henning Laux. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2016. 123-140.

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Die Existenzweise der Technik

by Emanuel Herold
Bruno Latours Soziologie der "Existenzweisen": Einführung und Diskussion.
Ed. Henning Laux. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2016. 161-184.

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Aspects of the Science Novel

Edited by Norbert Schaffeld.
Special Issue: Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik, Volume 64, Issue 2 (Jun 2016)

Table of Contents

Norbert Schaffeld - Aspects of the Science Novel 121
Roslynn D. Haynes – Bringing Science into Fiction 127
Anton Kirchhofer and Natalie Roxburgh – The Scientist as ‘Problematic Individual’ in Contemporary Anglophone Fiction 149
Norbert Schaffeld – The Historical Science Novel and the Narrative of an Emergent Scientific Discourse 169

Nina Engelhardt – Scientific Metafiction and Postmodernism 189
Sylvia Mayer – Science in the World Risk Society: Risk, the Novel, and Global Climate Change 207 _______________________________________________________

Gesellschaftliche Risikodiskurse durch die Linse der Literatur: Zur (inter-)subjektiven Deutung wissenschaftlichen Wissens in Reading Groups

by Sonja Fücker and Uwe Schimank
Routinen der Krise - Krise der Routinen. Verhandlungen des 37. Kongresses der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie. Lessenich, Stephan (Hg.)
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Von leuchtenden Hasen und sterbenden Menschen: Margaret Atwoods Roman Oryx and Crake als Wissenschaftsfolgenabschätzung

by Emanuel Herold and Sina Farzin
Routinen der Krise - Krise der Routinen. Verhandlungen des 37. Kongresses der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie. Lessenich, Stephan (Hg.)
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Die „offenen Objekte“ und ihre Gesellschaft: Zur Kritik der technischen Verhältnisse

by Emanuel Herold
Zeitschrift für kritische Sozialtheorie und Philosophie, 3 (1), S. 151 - 181 

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2015

Der Herrscher der Welt: Wie Mikroben unser Leben bestimmen

by Bernhard Kegel
DuMont Buchverlag GmbH & Co. KG
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Are the Knowledge Wars Finally Over?

by Roslynn Haynes
Mètode Science Studies Journal 5:131-138
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2014

Whatever happened to the "mad, bad" scientist? Overturning the stereotype

by Roslynn D, Haynes
in  Public Understanding of Science Vol. 25 No. 1 (January 2014) 31-44
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Presentations

Presentations from FMS conferences, workshops, and public events are not listed here, but can be found in the programs on the events page.

2016

Cognition, Pharmacology, and Fiction in a Society of Control

Presenter: Natalie Roxburgh
CONTROL: 10th conference of the European Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts
Stockholm, Sweden
14-17 June 2016
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Fiktionale Fakten: Wissenschaftskommunikation im Spiegel literarischer Rezeptionsprozesse

Presenters: Sonja Fücker and Uwe Schimank
Conference: Knowledge in Action: Neue Formen der Kommunikation in der Wissensgesellschaft
Berlin
Date: 28-9 January 2016

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2015

The Narrative of Emergent Scientific Discourse and the Historical Science Novel

Presenter: Norbert Schaffeld
Conference: Doing Science: Texts, Patterns, Practices University of Cologne
Date: 20 – 21 November 2015
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Was sind technotemporale Regime? Ein Dialog zwischen soziologischer Theorie und spekulativer Literatur

Presenter: Emanuel Herold
Jena Social Theory Colloquium / Neuere Entwicklungen in der Gesellschaftstheorie 
Date: 18 November
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The Eighteenth-Century Origins of Carlyle’s Trope of the ‘Mechanism’

Presenter: Natalie Roxburgh
Conference: The Poetics of Knowledge
Date: 5-7 November
Bern, Switzerland

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’Lost in space’ – Zur Stereotypisierung von Wissenschaftlerinnen im zeitgenössischen Kino

Presenter: Jennifer Henke.
Workshop: Geschlecht und Raum: Imagination und Materialität des (unzugänglichen) Raumes
Forum Junge Kulturwissenschaften Mainz; Arbeitskreis für Historische Frauen und Geschlechterforschung (AKHFG)
University of Mainz
Date: 22-24 October
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Fictional Drugs and the Science of Addiction in Contemporary Novels

Presenter: Natalie Roxburgh
7th Annual Critical Finance Studies Conference
Copenhagen, Denmark 
Date: 20-21 August
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Möglichkeitsdenken. Literarische Dystopien als Gesellschaftskritik?

Presenter: Sina Farzin
Forschungskolloquium
LMU München
Date:
21 May

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Zur Kritik der technischen Verhältnisse: Grundlinien einer Kritischen Theorie der Technik im Anschluss an Gilbert Simondon

Presenter: Emanuel Herold
Arbeitstagung der Sektion Universität Oldenburg, Soziologische Theorie
Date: 8-9 May

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Solid Geometry, Aesthetic Intuition, and Truth Approximation in John Banville’s Novel Kepler 

Presenter: Norbert Schaffeld
Conference: British Society for Literature and Science Tenth Annual Conference 2015, Liverpool, UK
Date: 16-18 April 2015
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Visions of the Immoral Scientist: Morality and the Perception of Science in Ian McEwan’s Solar and other Contemporary Climate Chance Stories

Presenters: Anton Kirchhofer and Anna Auguscik
Conference: British Society for Literature and Science Tenth Annual Conference 2015, Liverpool, UK
Date: 16-18 April
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Shedding Light on the Scientist: Character and Quantum Theory in Properties of Light

Presenter: Natalie Roxburgh
Conference: British Society for Literature and Science Tenth Annual Conference 2015
Date: 16-18 April
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Bild der Chemie in der Gesellschaft

Panel: Peter Weingart,  Holgar Wormer, and Jürgen Hampel)
Tagung Chemie und Gesellschaft
Deutsches Museum, München.
Date
Date: 17 April

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Nerd Novels: Exploring Worlds of Knowledge in Fiction

Presenters: Susan M. Gaines, Jean Hegland, Michael Byers, Peter Mountford
Conference: Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference
Minneapolis, MN USA
Date: 8 -11 April
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Die Möglichkeit anderer Welten. Naturwissenschaftliche Utopien/Dystopien als Gesellschaftskritik?

Presenter: Sina Farzin
Universität Bonn/FIW
Date: 7 April
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Nach der Krise. Naturwissenschaftliche Krisennarrative im dystopischen Kino der Gegenwart

Presenter: Sina Farzin
Gastvortrag im Rahmen der Ringvorlesung "Kino und Krise"
JLU Gießen
Date: 12 February

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Fiction Meets Science: Readings and Musings from a Nerd Novel Author

Presenter: Susan M. Gaines
Public Lecture at the Zukunftskolleg
University of Constance
Date: 11 February
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Monstrous Medicine, Monstrous Bodies – The Culture of Science in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

Presenter: Jennifer Henke
Invited Lecture
University of Hamburg.
January 16

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2014

Von leuchtenden Hasen und sterbenden Menschen: Margaret Atwoods Roman Oryx and Crake als Wissenschaftsfolgenabschätzung

Presenters: Sina Farzin and Emanuel Herold
Conference: 37. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie
Date: 6-10 October 2014 (Trier, Germany)
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Gesellschaftliche Risikodiskurse durch die Linse der Literatur: Zur (inter-) subjektiven Deutung wissenschaftlichen Wissens in 'Reading Groups'

Presenter: Sonja Fücker
Conference: 37. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie
Date: 6-10 October 2014 (Trier, Germany)
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Lonely Heroines, Old Maids, and Babe Scientists: Female Science on Screen

Presenter: Jennifer Henke
Conference: 6th International Conference of the European Society for the History of Science
Date: 4-6 September
Lisbon, Spain
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Comic Strategies and the Communication of Science in Contemporary British Novels

Presenter: Katrin Berndt
Conference: 6th International Conference of the European Society for the History of Science
Date: 4-6 September 2014
Lisbon, Spain
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Dystopian Visions of Technology: Graphic Literature and Genetics

Presenter: Jennifer Henke
Conference:  Future Visions: Speculation and Anticipation in Graphic Narratives
Date: 11 July 2014
Bayreuth, Germany
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‘A Loving Economy’: Nursing, Scientific Progress, and Totalitarian Ideology in Alasdair Gray’s Poor Things (1992)

Presenter: Katrin Berndt
Conference: World Congress of Scottish Literatures
Date: 2-5 July 2014
Glasgow, UK
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On Responsibility and Response-ability in Contemporary Literature on Science

Presenter: Julia Boll
Conference: The 8th Meeting of the European Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts
Date: 3-6 June 2014
Turin, Italy
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Beyond Metaphor: Science as Subject in the Contemporary Literary Novel

Presenter: Susan M. Gaines

Conference: Inaugural Conference of ELINAS: Erlangen Center for Literature and Natural Sciences Physics and Literature: Theory – Popularization – Aestheticization
Date: 29 May –1 June 2014
Erlangen, Germany
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Neuroscience, Anxiety and Meta-Narrative in Recent British Neuronovels: David Lodge’s Thinks… and Ian McEwan’s Saturday

Presenters: Anton Kirchhofer and Anna Auguscik
Conference: British Society for Literature and Science Ninth Annual Conference 2014
Date: 10-12 April 2014
Surrey, UK
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'Only before the cut, they imagine we imagined them': The Question of Ethics in Contemporary Literature on Science

Presenter: Julia Boll
Conference: British Society for Literature and Science Ninth Annual Conference 2014
Date: 10-12 April 2014
Surrey, UK
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Richard Powers' Anxious Neuroscientists

Presenter: Natalie Roxburgh
Conference: The British Society for Literature and Science Ninth Annual Conference 2014
Date: 10-12 April 2014
Surrey, UK
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'In the beginning is the shape': Maths, Aesthetics, and Narrative Form in John Banville's Novel Kepler

Presenter: Norbert Schaffeld
Conference: The Common Denominator - A Postgraduate Conference in British Cultural Studies
Date: 20-22 March 2014
Leipzig, Germany
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2013

(R)Evolution im Comic?

Presenter: Jennifer Henke
Conference: 8th COMFOR conference on Comics und Naturwissenschaften
Date: 15-17 November 2013
Erlangen, Germany)
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Disturbing Science. Darwin's Origins - A Graphic Adaptation

Presenter: Jennifer Henke
Conference: 8th Annual Conference of the Association of Adaptation Studies
Date: 26-27 September 2013
Växjö, Sweden
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Narrating the Two Cultures in Ian McEwan’s Solar

Presenter: Anton Kirchhofer
Conference: International Conference on Narrative 2013
Date: 27-29 June 2013
Manchester, UK
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Reviewing the Two Cultures: Discussing Contemporary Fiction in Nature

Presenter: Anna Auguscik
Conference: International Conference on Narrative 2013
Date: 27-29 June 2013
Manchester, UK
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The Varieties of Narrative in David Lodge's Thinks... 

Presenter: Natalie Roxburgh
Conference: International Conference on Narrative 2013
Date: 27-29 June 2013
Manchester, UK
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Wissenschaft im Comic

Presenter: Jennifer Henke
Conference: Comic-Kolloquium der Arbeitsstelle für Graphische Literatur (ArGL)
Date: 30 May 2013
Hamburg, Germany
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Revisiting the “Gulf of Mutual Incomprehension” – Theoretical and Historical Perspectives on the ‘Two Cultures’ Problem

Presenter: Anton Kirchhofer
Conference: The British Society for Literature and Science Eighth Annual Conference 2013
Date: 11-13 April 2013
Cardiff, UK
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The Human in Nature: The Role of Literature, the Human and the Two Cultures in Leading Science Journals

Presenter: Anna Auguscik
Conference: The British Society for Literature and Science Eighth Annual Conference 2013
Date: 11-13 April 2013
Cardiff, UK
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How to be a Scientist and be Human at the Same Time

Presenter: Natalie Roxburgh
Conference: The British Society for Literature and Science Eighth Annual Conference 2013
Date: 11-13 April 2013
Cardiff, UK
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2012

The Human in Science and Literature – Historic and Contemporary Perspectives

Presenters: Anton Kirchhofer and Anna Auguscik
Conference: 11th Annual European Society for the Study of English Conference
Date: 4-8 September 2012
Istanbul, Turkey
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The Role of Fiction in Multi-disciplinary Science Journals: A Structured Survey (1990-2010)

Presenters: Anton Kirchhofer and Anna Auguscik
Conference: The British Society for Literature and Science Eighth Annual Conference 2012
Date: 12-14 April 2012
Oxford, UK
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The Representation of Emergent Scientific Discourses and Modes of Control in Contemporary Science Novels

Presenter: Norbert Schaffeld
Conference: British Society for Literature and Science Eighth Annual Conference 2012
Date: 12-14 April 2012
Oxford, UK
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