Literature, Science and Environment at Liverpool


Literature, Science and Environment Research Cluster

The Literature and Science Hub, led by Professor Greg Lynall and Dr Sam Solnick, brings together a range of academics from different periods and disciplines and a burgeoning community of doctoral students. Its interests range across literary studies, from the medieval to the contemporary, and on themes such as nature writing, energy narratives, science fiction and mental health. It collaborates locally, nationally and internationally on major projects with external partners including the Royal Society, British Library, the NHS, FACT Liverpool and US National Library of Medicine.

You can read more about our cluster members and their research here.

Graduate Opportunities in Literature, Science and Environment

The wide expertise of our academic staff, coupled with unique resources such as the Science Fiction Foundation Collection, ensures that the University of Liverpool is an outstanding base for doctoral and post-doctoral research in this increasingly significant field. We warmly welcome enquiries from prospective doctoral and postdoctoral researchers on any topic encompassed within our wide research area, including work which crosses disciplinary and historical boundaries.

Our current and recent doctoral researchers have worked on topics as diverse as posthumanism, Victorian Medicine, Cli-Fi and Science Fiction.

being posthuman at FACT Liverpool

Recent Activities and Collaborations

Recent activities have included hosting the 2015 British Society for Literature and Science annual conference, the public event Being Posthuman (part of the 2015 Being Posthuman) festival and the 2016 Science Fiction Research Association annual conference. You can see a fuller list of our activities on the Hub's events page.

Collaborators Include: