Blackness & Utopia

Posted on October 29, 2016

We will examine how black writers have articulated utopian visions, from Emancipation to the 20th century, and how they have intervened in the utopian traditions of American literature and culture, including anti-utopia, heterotopia, and dystopia. Novels, short stories, and film by African-American authors that portray utopian societies and movements, along with cultural criticism grounded in Continue Reading »

Introduction to Cognitive Psychology

Posted on October 29, 2016

Welcome aboard! I assume that you know that you are in for a Cognitive Psychology course at the college level. I have designed this course as an overview of the scope of cognitive psychology, its key exciting findings, and the methods used by psychologists to arrive at those findings. I intend to impart to you Continue Reading »

Art, Science, and Between: Exploring the Intersections of Two Cultures

Posted on October 27, 2016

What is science? What is art? Are they two separate worlds? Or two cultures in the same world? Do they divide up this world? Is there anything outside of these two comprehensive realms? To get a grasp on these big issues, we will read art and science theory, as well as science and technology texts. 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 »

Decodings Fall 2016

Posted on September 14, 2016

DECODINGS Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts Newsletter Fall 2016, Vol. 25, No.3 *Upcoming Conferences–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 *European Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts announcements SLSA 2016 will 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:

Decodings Summer 2016

Posted on July 10, 2016

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

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: 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 »