Roslynn Haynes
Adjunct Associate Professor of School of Arts and Media. The University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia. Honorary Associate of School of English, Journalism and European Languages. University of Tasmania, Australia.

For centuries literature has retaliated against the claims of science by satirising its practitioners as obsessive and possibly mad, or foolish and inept inventors whose experiments continually misfire. Examples of both these groups are discussed in their historical context.