March 2015 Meeting

3 Mar 2015, 03:00 PM – 06:00 PM
Rm A3570, Bldg GW2, University of Bremen
Authenticity, plausibility, and credibility, accuracy and reality: distinctions and significance in fiction about science. Discussion II.
Emanuel Herold introduces his framework for working with these concepts in FMS, followed by a group discussion of their significance  in Allegra Goodman’s prototypical science novel Intuition from our different professional perspectives (literary scholar, fiction writer, sociologist, scientist). We attempt to expand and develop the framework so that it can be used to communicate across these diverse perspectives, and, possibly, provide a means for blending or fusing them into a new and useful agglomerate, or even amalgamate, of conclusions.