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New Book: Cognitive Approaches to Early Modern Spanish Literature

Posted on February 5, 2017

From Julien Simon and Isabel Jaén: Cognitive Approaches to Early Modern Spanish Literature is the first anthology to explore human cognition and literature in the context of early modern Spanish culture. It features the leading voices in the field, discussing the main themes that this important area of study has been producing. The book begins with Continue Reading »

Decodings Winter 2017

Posted on February 5, 2017

DECODINGS Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts Newsletter           Winter 2017, Vol. 26, No.1 *Call for Papers–SLSA 2017, Tempe Arizona *Call for Reviewers and Contributions—Configurations *Report on MLA 2017 Forum for Literature and Science Sessions *Election Statements from Candidates for Member-at-large (2017-2019) *Call for Nominations of Graduate Student Liaisons *SLSA Bibliographers Needed *SLSA Website: Contributions Continue Reading »

Award: MLA Scaglione Publication Award for Arielle Saiber’s Measured Words

Posted on January 3, 2017

The Modern Language Association of America announced it is awarding its nineteenth annual Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Publication Award for a Manuscript in Italian Literary Studies to Arielle Saiber, of Bowdoin College, for Measured Words: Computation and Writing in Renaissance Italy, to be published by the University of Toronto Press. The award is one of Continue Reading »

New Book: Object-Oriented Feminism

Posted on December 27, 2016

Object-Oriented Feminism (University of Minnesota Press) seeks not to define object-oriented feminism, but rather to enact it by bringing together contributors from a variety of fields and practices including sociology, anthropology, art, science and technology studies, English, philosophy, and everyday life.

New Book: The Material Cultures of Enlightenment Arts and Sciences

Posted on December 16, 2016

From Adriana Craciun: Adriana Craciun and Simon Schaffer, eds.  The Material Cultures of Enlightenment Arts and Sciences (Palgrave, 2016) We have over 30 contributors and 50+ illustrations devoted to the rich interplay of the history of science and the arts in the long 18th century.  

Decodings Late Fall 2016

Posted on December 3, 2016

 DECODINGS Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts Newsletter                              Late Fall 2016, Vol. 25, No.4 *Conference Reports–SLSA 2016 with HSS & PSA, Atlanta                                   –SLSA 2017 Arizona *Election Results for 2nd VP and Member-at-large *SLSA Website: Contributions welcome *SLSA Bibliographer Needed *AnthropoScene: SLSA Book Series   Combined Notes on SLSA 2016 Executive and Continue Reading »

New Book: Science, Technology and Utopias

Posted on November 27, 2016

From Christine Filippone: Science, Technology and Utopias: Women Artists and Cold War America This innovative book offers the first focused examination of women artists’ response to the preeminent status of science and technology during the Cold War, a period that saw the rise of “big science”, the space race and cybernetics as well as the Continue Reading »

New Series: Meaning Systems

Posted on November 27, 2016

From Bruce Clarke: Meaning Systems publishes books communicating bodies of systemic knowledge in relation to the materialities of corporeal and technological mediations. It offers a dedicated venue for both established and rising thinkers bringing the discourse of systems to a new level of cultural productiveness.

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 »

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