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New Book: Experimental Animals

Posted on November 10, 2016

From Thalia Field: In her forthcoming novel, Experimental Animals: A Reality Fiction, Brown professor Thalia Field accomplishes several remarkable things. Experimental Animals is, partly, the story of Claude Bernard, a 19th-century French physiologist and vivisectionist who introduced the scientific method to medicine, and his disastrous marriage to Fanny Martin, an animal rights activist avant la Continue Reading »

New Book: Endemic: Essays in Contagion Theory

Posted on October 29, 2016

From Kari Nixon and Lorenzo Servitje: Endemic: Essays in Contagion Theory (Palgrave 2016) Exploring the nexus of contagion’s metaphorical and material aspects, this volume contends that contagiousness in its digital, metaphorical, and biological forms is a pervasively endemic condition in our contemporary moment. The chapters explore both endemicity itself and how epidemic discourse has become endemic to Continue Reading »

New Book: Scarlet Experiment

Posted on October 8, 2016

From Jeff Karnicky: Scarlet Experiment  Birds and Humans in America  Emily Dickinson’s poem “Split the Lark” refers to the “scarlet experiment” by which scientists destroy a bird in order to learn more about it. Indeed, humans have killed hundreds of millions of birds—for science, fashion, curiosity, and myriad other reasons. In the United States alone, Continue Reading »

New Book: Cultural Implications of Biosemiotics

Posted on September 14, 2016

From Paul Cobley: This is the first book to consider the major implications for culture of the new science of biosemiotics. The volume is mainly aimed at an audience outside biosemiotics and semiotics, in the humanities and social sciences principally, who will welcome elucidation of the possible benefits to their subject area from a relatively Continue Reading »

New Book: A Different Society Altogether

Posted on July 12, 2016

From Roar Høstaker: My publisher has a best seller campaign with reduced price for my book A Different Society Altogether:  What Sociology can Learn from Deleuze, Guattari and Latour.  Here is the link: http://www.cambridgescholars.com/a-different-society-altogether-10

New Book: Writing Arctic Disaster

Posted on June 10, 2016

From Adriana Craciun: Fellow SLSA members may be interested in Cambridge UP’s recently published book, Writing Arctic Disaster: Authorship and Exploration (2016). The book reconsiders four centuries of Arctic exploration by focusing on the interchange between the sciences and humanities in print culture, book history, manuscript circulation, collecting, and exhibitions: www.cambridge.org/9781107125544 Writing Arctic Disaster: Authorship and Exploration (Cambridge University Continue Reading »

Two SLSA Books Shortlisted for Book Prize

Posted on April 25, 2016

From Peter J. Capuano: It may be of interest to the List that two current SLSA members’ books have been shortlisted for the 2016 British Society for Literature and Science Book Prize: Kirsten Shepherd-Barr’s Theatre and Evolution from Ibsen to Beckett (Columbia UP) and Peter J. Capuano’s Changing Hands: Industry, Evolution, and the Reconfiguration of the Victorian Body (U of Continue Reading »

New Book: Seeing with the Hands

Posted on April 9, 2016

From Mark Paterson: Edinburgh University Press announces the publication of the following title which may be of interest to you. Seeing with the Hands Blindness, Vision and Touch After Descartes Mark Paterson, University of Pittsburgh A literary, historical and philosophical exploration of blindness, the possibilities of sensory substitution, and the perennial fascination with what the Continue Reading »

New Book: Sinergias

Posted on March 20, 2016

From Candelas Gala: Sinergias. Poesía, física y pintura en la España del Siglo XX, the Spanish version of Poetry, Physics and Painting in Twentieth-Century Spain (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2011), has just been published by Anthropos in Spain (Madrid: Anthropos, 2016). Please see attached flyer: Folleto_Sinergias  

New Book: Beast-People Onscreen and in Your Brain

Posted on March 7, 2016

From Mark Pizatto: Published on Leap Year Day, Feb 29, 2016: Beast-People Onscreen and in Your Brain The Evolution of Animal-Humans from Prehistoric Cave Art to Modern Movies How is our abiding interest in beast-people films like Twilight and Dracula rooted in mankind’s animal ancestry? http://www.abc-clio.com/ABC-CLIOCorporate/product.aspx?pc=A5079C

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