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New Book: Rhetorical Animals: Boundaries of the Human in the Study of Persuasion

Posted on April 6, 2018

Rhetorical Animals: Boundaries of the Human in the Study of Persuasion Edited by Alex C. Parrish and Kristian Bjørkdahl Contributions by Alex C. Parrish; Kristian Bjørkdahl; Marilyn M. Cooper; T. Jake Dionne; Ellen W. Gorsevski; Iklim Goksel; Dustin A. Greenwalt; David R. Gruber; Andrea Gutiérrez; Susan Hafen; Matthew Lerberg; Kelin Loe; Emily Plec; Jennifer Saltmarsh Continue Reading »

New Book: The Biopolitics of Feeling

Posted on February 19, 2018

Duke University Press is pleased to announce the publication of The Biopolitics of Feeling: Race, Sex, and Science in the Nineteenth Century by Kyla Schuller. Schuller unearths the forgotten, multiethnic sciences of impressibility—the capacity to be transformed by one’s environment and experiences—to uncover how biopower developed in the United States. Through analyses of evolutionary theories, gynecological sciences, abolitionist Continue Reading »

New Book: Epigenetic Landscapes

Posted on February 4, 2018

Epigenetic Landscapes: Drawings as Metaphor Susan Merrill Squier Devised in the 1940s by the biologist C. H. Waddington, the epigenetic landscape is a metaphor for how gene regulation modulates cellular development. As a scientific model, it fell out of use in the late 1960s but returned at the beginning of the twenty-first century with the advent Continue Reading »

New Book: Postapocalyptic Fantasies in Antebellum American Literature

Posted on February 4, 2018

From John Hay: Even before the Civil War, American writers were imagining life after a massive global catastrophe. For many, the blank slate of the American continent was instead a wreckage-strewn wasteland, a new world in ruins. Bringing together epic and lyric poems, fictional tales, travel narratives, and scientific texts, Postapocalyptic Fantasies in Antebellum American Literature reveals Continue Reading »

New Book: Cambridge Companion to Literature and Science

Posted on December 27, 2017

COMING SOON: The Cambridge Companion to Literature and Science Edited by Steven Meyer Available in Hardback and Paperback 9781107439030 This Companion is designed for undergraduates, graduates and faculty that wish to understand how the sciences and humanities inform one another. This up-to-date guide to literature and science explores major figures, genres and theories in the Continue Reading »

New Book: Nonhuman Photography

Posted on December 21, 2017

From Joanna Zylinska: I wanted to let you know about my new book, Nonhuman Photography, which has just come out from the MIT Press. The book explores the new vistas and visions we are facing in the current techno-political conjuncture. It also interrogates the very “we” of the human standpoint, while extending the scale of Continue Reading »

New Book: Surviving the Machine Age

Posted on December 9, 2017

From Kevin LaGrandeur: Surviving the Machine Age Intelligent Technology and the Transformation of Human Work Editors: LaGrandeur, Kevin, Hughes, James J. (Eds.) Appeals to readers interested in what effects emerging technology might have on the future of employment—both positive and negative Addresses key question of whether emerging technologies will make employment over the next couple of Continue Reading »

New electronic art/literature project: IMPCON

Posted on November 9, 2017

From Josephine Anstey: Improvising Consciousness (IMPCON) is a feminist spoof of grand theories of consciousness and a speculation on the relation between human cognition & environment in the deep past and in the future. A hybrid art/electronic literature project, IMPCON comprises performance lectures and participatory activities including workshopping of alter-egos; improvisation in a multiple personality melodrama; Continue Reading »

New Book: Anthropocene Reading

Posted on October 4, 2017

“With ecocritical voices debating the possibilities—and horrors—of the Anthropocene, Anthropocene Reading is a major contribution to ecocriticism and a delight to read.” —Heather I. Sullivan, Trinity University “Ranging as it does from the crowded present into deep time, where the most immediate and personal of human stories intermesh with planetary narrative, Anthropocene Reading is a Continue Reading »

New Book: Editing the Soul

Posted on October 4, 2017

“Written with clarity and an appealing balance, Editing the Soul makes an original contribution to an important topic—the way novels, films, and television about genetics are reshaping our understanding of human nature.” —Jay Clayton, author of Charles Dickens in Cyberspace: The Afterlife of the Nineteenth Century in Postmodern Culture “Editing the Soul plumbs contemporary literature, Continue Reading »

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