Public Lecture by Dr. Jane Robinson in Faculty Hall @ 4 pm

Location: IISc, Faculty Hall (Main Building

Dear all,

The IISc Archives (Office of Communications) invites you to a public lecture titled ‘Of Poetry and Science’

Speaker: Jane Robinson

Date: 13 June (Thursday), 2019

Time: 4:00 PM

Venue: Faculty Hall, Main Building, IISc

Tea/Coffee will be served immediately after the talk

Abstract: A comparison of the working methods and inspirations of poets, and writers of literary prose, with those of scientists. The talk will include readings and quotations from various poems, mainly by poets who have experience of scientific investigation, including Miroslav Holub (poet and research immunologist from Czechoslovakia), Iggy McGovern and Sir William Rowan Hamilton (poet-physicists from Ireland), and various poets and essayists from around the world with a deep interest in biology. Writers including Samuel Beckett and Italo Calvino, who used literature as a form of investigation will also be considered.

About the speaker: Jane Robinson, an Irish poet and biologist, has a PhD in Biology from the California Institute of Technology. Her first poetry collection ‘Journey to the Sleeping Whale’ published by Salmon Poetry in 2018 won Ireland’s Shine Strong Award for the best debut collection of 2018.

All are welcome.

Best wishes,
Chair, Office of Communications, IISc