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Decodings Winter 2016

Posted on March 20, 2016

DECODINGS Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts Newsletter Winter 2016, Vol. 25, No.1 *Upcoming Conferences: SLSA 2016 with HSS & PSA, Atlanta *Travel Awards, Essay Prizes, Book Prize *Lifetime Achievement Award *AnthropoScene: New SLSA Book Series *Candidate Statements for 2nd VP and Member-at-large *SLSA Website: Contributions welcome *SLSA Bibliography: Contributors Needed *European Society for Continue Reading »

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

New Book: Imperfect Creatures

Posted on February 28, 2016

From Lucinda Cole: Imperfect Creatures: Vermin, Literatures, and the Sciences of Life, 1600-1740 (University of Michigan Press) is being released today in hardback and paperback. As part of the international publishing program Knowledge Unlatched, the book will also appear in a widely-accessable digital format in March.  Lucinda Cole’s Imperfect Creatures offers the first full-length study of the Continue Reading »

New Book: Rethinking Thought

Posted on January 20, 2016

From Laura Otis: In keeping with our tradition of sharing our interdisciplinary work, I would like to let you know about my new book, Rethinking Thought: Inside the Minds of Creative Scientists and Artists (Oxford University Press, 2016). I extend my deepest thanks to those of you who helped it to come into being, either Continue Reading »

New Book: Red Star Tales

Posted on December 21, 2015

From Yvonne Howell: For all of you who are interested in the intersections of literature and science (but don’t happen to speak Russian),  our anthology of never-before-translated Russian and Soviet science fiction stories is out and easily available/affordable! Please see http://www.russianlife.com/books/fiction/red-star-tales-a-century-of-russian-and-soviet-science-fiction/ The book (with an introduction) should appeal fans and scholars alike.

New Book: You Must Carry Me Now–The Cultural Lives of Endangered Species

Posted on November 22, 2015

From 284 Publishers: Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir & Mark Wilson´s book You Must Carry Me Now–The Cultural Lives of Endangered Species was released at the annual SLSA conference After Biopolitics, Saturday the 14th of November.  “The project investigates tensions and cooperation among scientific, public, and corporate stakeholders in how we have managed the wilds and the public lands. Continue Reading »

New Book: Refiguring Minds in Narrative Media

Posted on November 22, 2015

From David Ciccoricco: I’m announcing the publication of my book, Refiguring Minds in Narrative Media (U. Nebraska Press), and thanking SLSA, which has been a great intellectual resource for me over the years. http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/product/Refiguring-Minds-in-Narrative-Media,676387.aspx

Decodings Fall 2015

Posted on November 22, 2015

DECODINGS Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts Newsletter Fall 2015, Vol. 24, No.4 *Reports from SLSA 2015, Houston and SLSA ROTW *Upcoming Conferences: SLSA 2016 with HSS & PSA, Atlanta *Call for nominations for 2nd VP and Member-at-large *SLSA 2016 Dues Increase *Travel Awards, Essay Prizes, Book Prize *Lifetime Achievement Award *AnthropoScene: New SLSA Continue Reading »

Decodings Summer 2015

Posted on July 5, 2015

DECODINGS Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts Newsletter                             Summer 2015, Vol. 24, No.3   *SLSA 2015, Houston and Other Upcoming Conferences *Election Results & New Publication Committee Member *SLSA 2016 Dues Increase *Travel Awards, Essay Prizes, Book Prize *Lifetime Achievement Award *AnthropoScene: New SLSA Book Series *NEW SLSA Website *NEW Configurations Book Reviewer Continue Reading »

New Book Series for SLSA – AnthropoScene

Posted on June 16, 2015

A New Book Series from the Pennsylvania State University State Press… AnthropoScene The SLSA Book Series AnthropoScene is a new book series from the Pennsylvania State University Press, published in collaboration with the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts. While not all scientists have accepted the term “anthropocene” as part of the geological timescale, Continue Reading »

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