Greg Lynall

  • King Alfred Chair in English Literature - University of Liverpool

Research interests

My main field of research interest is the relationship between literature, science and technology, particularly in relation to energy and the environment.

My recent book, Imagining Solar Energy (2020), argues that the literary, artistic and mythical resonances of solar power – from the Renaissance to the present day – have not only been inspired by, but have also cultivated and sustained its scientific and technological development.

As co-director of the Literature & Science Hub at the University of Liverpool, I have led research, public engagement and knowledge exchange projects which use culture and creativity to transform energy awareness.