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New Book: Picturing Evolution and Extinction

Posted on May 13, 2024

Picturing Evolution and Extinction: Regeneration and Degeneration in Modern Visual Culture, Edited by Fae Brauer and Serena Keshavjee. With the increasing loss of biological diversity in this Sixth Age of Mass Extinction, it is timely to show that devolutionary paranoia is not new, but rather stretches back to the time of Charles Darwin. It is Continue Reading »

New Book: Contagion, Hygiene, and the European Avant-Garde

Posted on May 13, 2024

The book will be of interest to scholars working in art history, literature, theatre, cultural studies, modern history, medical humanities, and visual culture. This interdisciplinary collection of essays brings together scholars in the fields of art history, theatre, visual culture, and literature to explore intersections between the European avant-garde (c. 1880–1945) and themes of health Continue Reading »

New Book: Vitalist Modernism

Posted on May 13, 2024

Vitalist Modernism: Art, Science, Energy and Creative Evolution reveals how, when, where, and why vitalism and its relationship to new scientific theories, philosophies and concepts of energy became seminal from the fin de siècle until the Second World War for such Modernists as Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Hugo Ball, Juliette Bisson, Eva Carrière, Salvador Dalì, Robert Delaunay, Continue Reading »

Special Issue: Essays in Romanticism on Bruno Latour

Posted on April 20, 2024

A special issue of Essays in Romanticism on Bruno Latour and Romanticism, edited by Allison Dushane and Roger Whitson: https://www.liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/journal/eir

New Book: Listening After Nature

Posted on March 23, 2024

Listening After Nature: Fielding Recording, Ecology and Critical Practice by Mark Peter Wright examines the constructions and erasures that haunt field recording practice and discourse. Analyzing archival and contemporary soundworks through a combination of post-colonial, ecological and sound studies scholarship, Mark Peter Wright recodes the Field; troubles conceptions of Nature; expands site-specificity; and unearths hidden Continue Reading »

New Book: Mutant Narratives in Ecological Science Fiction

Posted on January 18, 2024

With great pleasure, I invite you to celebrate the publication of my new book, Mutant Narratives in Ecological Science Fiction: Thinking with Embodied Estrangement. There are two events, one in Helsinki and another in Turku – I hope to see you in one of them! Details below. Many thanks to all the ISSN members who have Continue Reading »

New Book: The Climate Action Almanac

Posted on January 18, 2024

Our Center for Science and the Imagination at Arizona State University has just launched The Climate Action Almanac, a free digital collection of fiction, nonfiction, and art exploring positive climate futures, grounded in real science and in the complexities of diverse human and physical geographies. The book, which imagines climate action as growing up and out Continue Reading »

New Book: What We Teach When We Teach DH

Posted on January 9, 2024

We are tremendously thrilled to announce that our edited volume, What We Teach When We Teach DH: Digital Humanities in the Classroom, has just been released in glorious print by the University of Minnesota Press. It’s the newest member of the Debates in the Digital Humanities series, which is edited by Matthew K. Gold and Lauren Continue Reading »

New Book: The Perception Machine

Posted on November 9, 2023

This book investigates the future of digital imaging and human perception in the age of AI, while trying to imagine ways of rendering a better future. THE PERCEPTION MACHINE: OUR PHOTOGRAPHIC FUTURE BETWEEN THE EYE AND AI by Joanna Zylinska Thanks to MIT Press’s Direct to Open program, The Perception Machine is freely available to download: https://direct.mit.edu/books/oa-monograph/5687/The-Perception-MachineOur-Photographic-Future Paper copies are Continue Reading »

New Book: Reconfiguring the Portrait

Posted on October 30, 2023

RECONFIGURING THE PORTRAIT Edited by Abraham Geil and Tomáš Jirsa Edinburgh University Press | 312 pages | October 2023ISBN 9781399525077 | Hardback | $125.00 As technological practices of the portrait have proliferated across the media ecosystem in recent years, this canonical genre of identity and representation has provoked a new wave of scholarly attention and artistic experimentation. Continue Reading »