Talks On April 20 Will Explore "Surprising Partnership"
In Science And Literature
3, 2001-- The interplay between science and literature
will be explored during two April 20 talks that are part of the
University of Virginias free "Engaging the Mind"
lecture series in Virginia Beach.
Trindle, a U.Va. chemistry professor who frequently leads discussions
as part of a Great Books Seminar at the University, will describe
the ways science and literature combine during talks to be held
at two Virginia Beach locations. A 3 p.m. lecture will be held at
First Colonial Inn at 845 First Colonial Road. The 7 p.m. session
will be held at the Virginia Beach Central Library at 4100 Virginia
his talks, Trindle will address the scientific origins of science
fiction and mystery as well as literatures human perspective
on those who pursue science. Trindle, who has published articles
on the science in Thomas Pynchons novel "Gravitys
Rainbow" and on artist Georges Seurats use of color theory,
believes the interplay between science and literature enriches life.
science -- which seeks universal law, preoccupies itself with matter,
and expresses itself in the difficult language of mathematics --
establish a happy partnership with literature --which values the
particular, emphasizes emotion and expresses itself only as clearly
as words can manage? The answer is yes," says Trindle,
who calls the two a "surprising partnership."
U.Va. lecture series, which started March 23, demonstrates the Universitys
strong commitment to outreach activities and highlights faculty
expertise, according to Richard Hoehlein, director of the Hampton
Roads Center of U.Va.s School of Continuing and Professional
Studies. In the last lecture of the series on May 18, anthropology
professor Fred Damon will analyze the role elections play in American
series is sponsored by U.Va.s Hampton Roads Center and Faculty
Senate Speakers Bureau, in cooperation with the Office of the Vice
President for Research and Public Service.
reserve free tickets for the series, contact the Hampton Roads Center
at (757) 552-1890, ext. 10, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ida Lee Wootten, (804) 924-6857