• Book Cover: Precarious Partners
    Book Cover: Precarious Partners
  • Book Cover: Discorrelated Images
    Book Cover: Discorrelated Images
  • Book Cover: Electromagnetism and the Metonymic Imagination
    Book Cover: Electromagnetism and the Metonymic Imagination
  • Book Cover: Imagining Vesalius
    Book Cover: Imagining Vesalius
  • Book Cover: Under the Literary Microscope
    Book Cover: Under the Literary Microscope
  • Book Cover: Fragments from the History of Loss
    Book Cover: Fragments from the History of Loss
  • Book Cover: A Silvan Tomkins Handbook
    Book Cover: A Silvan Tomkins Handbook
  • Book Cover: Elemental Narratives
    Book Cover: Elemental Narratives
  • Book Cover: Playing Nature
    Book Cover: Playing Nature
  • Book Cover: Gaian Systems
    Book Cover: Gaian Systems
  • Book Cover: Fear and Nature
    Book Cover: Fear and Nature
  • Book Cover: Mixed Realism
    Book Cover: Mixed Realism
  • JL Jacobs - Ode to Joy
    JL Jacobs - Ode to Joy
    JL Jacobs - Ode to Joy
  • Book Cover: Connecting Literature and Science
    Book Cover: Connecting Literature and Science
  • Steven J Oscherwitz - Oil Painting on Artfix Linen
    Steven J Oscherwitz - Oil Painting on Artfix Linen
    Steven J Oscherwitz - Oil Painting on Artfix Linen

The Latest from SLSA

Very much look forward to continuing the conversations and seeing you next year in West Lafayette, Indiana, where the good folks at @LifeAtPurdue will be hosting our in-person #SLSA22 .
Thank you, everyone, for the fantastic #SLSA21. Special thanks to the organizing team at @UMich for making it such a success.

Who We Are

Literature, SCIENCE + arts The Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts welcomes colleagues in the sciences, engineering, technology, computer science, medicine, the social sciences, the humanities, the arts, and independent scholars and artists. SLSA members share an interest in problems of science and representation, and in the cultural and social dimensions of science, technology, and medicine.

Conferences

The 35th Annual Conference of SLSA in West Lafayette, Indiana

  • Dates: October 6-9, 2022
  • On the Purdue University campus

The 34th Annual Conference of SLSA in Ann Arbor, Michigan

SLSA 2021 satellite event – Reading Accidentals: Scholars, Scientists, and Novelists in Conversation

  • In biology, an “accidental” is an individual animal that has wandered far from its normal range for mysterious reasons, often related to aberrant weather during migration or genetic mutations. Scholars Ursula K. Heise and Jay Clayton, biologist Auriel Fournier, and novelist Susan M. Gaines will discuss the avian and human accidentals—and the concepts of nature and science—in Gaines’s multilayered new science novel, Accidentals. Comments and questions from the audience will be welcome.
  • March 25, 2021
  • Link to recording on Youtube

SLSAeu 2021

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  • Purdue University Campus
    Purdue University Campus
    Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Purdue University Campus
    Purdue University Campus
    Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

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FOR THE PRODUCTIVE SIDE OF SLSA

SLSA members create in a variety of artistic and academic formats. Click to see our listing of new creations. Then let us know what you’re up to on LITSCI-L or email creations@litsci.org .