New Book: The Weaponized Camera in the Middle East

Posted on February 6, 2021

I am excited to announce that my new book, The Weaponized Camera in the Middle East: Videography, Aesthetics, and Politics in Israel and Palestine, has just been published by Bloomsbury / I.B.Tauris Imprint. The book is available as a hardback or e-book at: https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/the-weaponized-camera-in-the-middle-east-9781838602710/ (individuals may use discount code GLR BN3 for 35% off). This book will be Continue Reading »

New Book: Doctor Who and Science

Posted on February 6, 2021

Announcing the publication of Doctor Who and Science: Essays on Ideas, Identities and Ideologies in the Series — a book I edited with Marcus K. Harmes, published by McFarland. Science has always been part of Doctor Who. The first episode featured scenes in a science laboratory and a science teacher, and the 2020 season’s finale highlighted a scientist’s Continue Reading »

Decodings Winter (Feb) 2021

Posted on February 6, 2021

DECODINGS Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts Newsletter                      Winter 2021, Vol. 30, No.2 *Executive Committee Meeting Notes *Election 2021 *Committee Members and Appointments *Membership Renewal *Policies: Respectful Behavior and Freedom of Speech *Ombudspersons *AnthropoScene Book Series *SLSA Europe News   SLSA Executive Meeting,Thursday 2/4/21 Attending: David Cecchetto, Ed Chang, Ranjodh Singh Dhaliwal, Elizabeth Donaldson, Jay Continue Reading »

New Book: Magnificent Decay

Posted on January 27, 2021

What is Melville beyond the whale? Long celebrated for his stories of the sea, Melville was also fascinated by the interrelations between living species and planetary systems, a perspective informing his work in ways we now term “ecological.” By reading Melville in the context of nineteenth-century science, Tom Nurmi contends that he may best be Continue Reading »

Decodings Fall (Dec) 2020

Posted on December 17, 2020

DECODINGS Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts Newsletter Fall 2020, Vol. 30, No.1 (December edition) *Executive Committee Meeting Notes *Election Results *Committee Members and Appointments *Membership Renewal *Policies: Respectful Behavior and Freedom of Speech *Ombudspersons *AnthropoScene Book Series *SLSA Europe News EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING NOTES President’s Report: David Cecchetto suggested that the executive committee Continue Reading »

Faculty position: Critical Race Studies at George Mason University

Posted on December 9, 2020

George Mason University is hiring an Assistant or Associate Professor of Critical Race Studies to teach in the Cultural Studies PhD Program, the Philosophy Department, and the Women and Gender Studies Program. See the full job at <https://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/49041> — details also posted below. Tenure Track Assistant or Associate Professor The George Mason University College of Continue Reading »

New Book: Ecosemiotics

Posted on December 9, 2020

A small commercial announcement due to the fact that my short monograph is now freely available from Publisher’s homepage for two weeks – Timo Maran “Ecosemiotics: The Study of Signs in Changing Ecologies” (Cambridge University Press, 2020) https://www.cambridge.org/core/elements/ecosemiotics/D29658F0C2E12040454C776F82627253 The volume provides an accessible introduction to ecosemiotics and demonstrates its pertinence for the study of today’s Continue Reading »

Imagination Desk Podcast: Moya Bailey, digital communities

Posted on December 9, 2020

\At the Center for Science and the Imagination, we just released the latest episode of our podcast The Imagination Desk, featuring Moya Bailey, a Black feminist researcher of digital communities, media, and medicine at Northeastern University, and author of the upcoming book Misogynoir Transformed: Black Women’s Digital Resistance. You can find the podcast on the Center’s website, and Continue Reading »

New Book: The Cambridge Companion to Theatre and Science

Posted on November 11, 2020

The Cambridge Companion to Theatre and Science, ed. Kirsten E Shepherd-Barr (Cambridge University Press, 2020), has just been published. To get a 20% discount use the code THEATREANDSCIENCE (valid for use until 31st December, providing a 20% discount on both hardback and paperback). Theatre has engaged with science since its beginnings in Ancient Greece. The intersection Continue Reading »

Decodings Fall (revised October) 2020

Posted on October 27, 2020

DECODINGS Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts Newsletter                      Fall 2020, Vol. 30, No.1 (revised October edition) *SLSA 2020 Special Event *Election Results *Committee Members and Appointments *Membership Renewal *Policies: Respectful Behavior and Freedom of Speech *Ombudspersons *AnthropoScene Book Series *SLSA Europe News   SLSA 2020 SPECIAL EVENT: AI FUTURES On Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 7pm EDT Continue Reading »