The Life and Work of Jane Webb Loudon Women and Science in the Nineteenth Century: Science Fiction and Science Education 27th-28th June 2011
|Call for Papers Deadline:||2010-08-01|
|Keynote speakers: Matthew Beaumont, Alan Rauch, Andy Sawyer and Ann B. Shteir
Jane Webb Loudon (1807-1858) is a neglected figure of interest to a range of research areas including women’s professional writing, the promotion of science and women’s education and speculative fiction. She is best known for ‘The Mummy! A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century’ (1827) and ‘Gardening for Ladies’ (1840). The conference intends to explore the life, work and example of Jane Webb Loudon in the context of women and science in the nineteenth-century. It therefore seeks papers from various disciplinary perspectives on fictional and non-fictional contributions by women to the formation of popular scientific awareness during the nineteenth century.
|Nickianne Moody, MCS, Liverpool John Moores University, St James Road, Liverpool, UK L1 7BR
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