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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 »

New Book: Seeing with the Hands

Posted on April 9, 2016

From Mark Paterson: Edinburgh University Press announces the publication of the following title which may be of interest to you. Seeing with the Hands Blindness, Vision and Touch After Descartes Mark Paterson, University of Pittsburgh A literary, historical and philosophical exploration of blindness, the possibilities of sensory substitution, and the perennial fascination with what the Continue Reading »

New Book: Sinergias

Posted on March 20, 2016

From Candelas Gala: Sinergias. Poesía, física y pintura en la España del Siglo XX, the Spanish version of Poetry, Physics and Painting in Twentieth-Century Spain (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2011), has just been published by Anthropos in Spain (Madrid: Anthropos, 2016). Please see attached flyer: Folleto_Sinergias  

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?

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 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.,676387.aspx

New Book: Theatre and Evolution from Ibsen to Beckett

Posted on June 16, 2015

From Kirsten Shepherd-Barr: I have just published the following book and hope it will be of interest to members. Theatre and Evolution from Ibsen to Beckett Kirsten Shepherd-Barr “Shepherd-Barr is the perfect person to write a book on theater and evolution, a long-overdue topic.” – Martin Puchner, Harvard University “This is a distinctive and significant contribution Continue Reading »