• Talk: The darker side of Sleeping Beauty

  • Thu, 05-03-2020 at 19:00
  • University of Plymouth
    Drake Circus
    PL4 8AA Plymouth
Talk: The darker side of Sleeping Beauty - University of Plymouth - Plymouth

Talk: The darker side of Sleeping Beauty: Sleep and its meanings in the 19th and 21st centuriesProfessor Martin Willis' research focuses on literature, science and medicine, 1800 to the present.In this talk Martin, Head of School of English, Communication and Philosophy at Cardiff University, introduces us to his present research. It consists of two strands: first, the representations of trance states, and especially the nature and condition of sleep, in literature, art and the sciences from the early 19th Century to the present, and second, the analysis of methods of collaboration between the humanities and the sciences both now and historically.Of his eight books in this area, the most recent are Staging Science: Scientific Performance on Street, Stage and Screen (Palgrave, 2016), Literature and Science (Palgrave, 2015) and Vision, Science and Literature, 1870-1920: Ocular Horizons (Pickering & Chatto, 2011).For more information:https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/talk-the-darker-side-of-sleeping-beauty-sleep-and-its-meanings-in-the-19th-and-21st-centuries