Research group Literature and Science

The research group Literature and Science consists of scholars working with issues pertaining to the interfaces between literature and the exact sciences, and seeks in this way to overcome the traditional barriers between « The Two Cultures ». The Bergen group’s activities and publications have mostly revolved around the historical interaction between literature and the hard sciences, for instance in relation to shifting conceptions of the human. More recently, the group’s focus has been on representations of human ageing in literature, cultural history, medicine and psychiatry. We are currently in the process of developing an international, interdisciplinary network related to the research project « Ageing: Histories, Mythologies, Taboos ».