Roslynn Haynes

Roslynn is Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of the Arts and Media UNSW.

As a graduate in both biochemical sciences and the humanities she is most interested in cross-disciplinary research, and is internationally recognised for her contributions to the field of science and literature over many decades.

Roslynn has published five major books in the field that continue to be cited: H.G. Wells: Discoverer of the Future (Macmillan, 1980), From Faust to Strangelove: Representations of the Scientist in Western Literature  (Johns Hopkins UP, 1994), Explorers of the Southern Sky: A History of Australian Astronomy (Cambridge UP, 1994), From Madman to Crime Fighter: The Scientist in  Western Culture (Johns Hopkins UP, 2017) and Under the Literary Microscope: Science and Society in the Contemporary Novel (co-edited, Penn State UP, 2022), as well as four monographs on landscape and literature, sixteen chapters in books and twenty-four refereed journal articles on science and society in literature.

She is currently researching and writing a monograph exploring the social, personal and philosophical consequences of AI as depicted in fiction and film.

Roslynn will be joining our Automating life and death panel discussion at the 54th Annual Academy Symposium.

Join us on 16 and 17 November for our 54th Annual Academy Symposium — Between humans & machines: exploring the pasts and futures of automation — as we explore the possibilities and hazards of automation, and the complexities of human-machine relations.

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