New books, articles, lit, art, performances

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: 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 »

New Book: Writing the Brain

Posted on October 3, 2023

Writing the Brain: Material Minds and Literature, 1800-1880 Stefan Schöberlein, Oxford University Press, 2023 Description: In the nineteenth century, American and British culture experienced an explosion of interest in writings about the brain. The years between 1800 and 1880 are often described as the emergence of modern neuroscience, with new areas of the brain being Continue Reading »

New Book: The Box

Posted on September 22, 2023

Hey SLSA. I’m happy to share with you a novel largely inspired by what I’ve learned at SLSA conferences over the years. It was a privilege to read from The Box in an online Arts Lounge at SLSA’s 2021 annual meeting. And now the book is in the world, published by Graywolf Press (USA) and House of Continue Reading »

50th anniversary issue of SubStance — “Breathe”

Posted on August 15, 2023

On behalf of my co-editors, I want to share with you the publication of the 50th anniversary issue of SubStance — “Breathe.” We are delighted that, with the cooperation of Johns Hopkins University Press, the full issue is available on our website until October 15th, including several pieces by SLSA members current and past.  We curated “Breathe” to collectively Continue Reading »

New Book: Feminism’s Progress

Posted on August 14, 2023

Explores how popular novels, short stories, and television shows from the United States and Britain illustrate the positive effects of feminism and promote gender equity. Description Feminism’s Progress builds on more than fifty years of feminist criticism to analyze narrative representations of feminist ideas about women’s social roles, gender inequities, and needed reforms. Carol Colatrella argues Continue Reading »

New Book: Regenerating Romanticism

Posted on July 26, 2023

Melissa Bailes (Tulane University) is pleased to announce the publication of Regenerating Romanticism: Botany, Sensibility, and Originality in British Literature, 1750-1830 (U Virginia P, 2023).  Within key texts of Romantic-era aesthetics, William Wordsworth, S. T. Coleridge, and other writers and theorists pointed to the poet, naturalist, and physician Erasmus Darwin as exemplifying a lack of originality and Continue Reading »

New Book: Visual Culture and Pandemic Disease since 1750

Posted on July 17, 2023

I would like to announce the publication of a new book anthology co-edited with Ann-Marie Akehurt: Visual Culture and Pandemic Disease since 1750: Capturing Contagion.  It is part of the Routledge series “Science and the Arts since 1750,” edited by Barbara Larson and Ellen Levy. The book investigates the pictorial imaging of epidemics globally, especially from the Continue Reading »

New Book: Ecoaesthetics and Ecosophy in China

Posted on July 17, 2023

Ecoaesthetics and Ecosophy in China by Cheng Xiangzhan | Published: 15 July 2023 [ Environmental Humanities Series: 2 ] | Series Editors: Prof Peggy Karpouzou and Dr Nikoleta ZampakiPaperback: ISBN: 978-1-912997-79-4 Buy from Amazon | Buy from Lulu | Digital: ISBN: 978-1-912997-80-0 Read on Google Play | Read on Kindle | Read on CEEOL More details:

New Book: Hallucinate This! An Authoritized Autobotography of ChatGPT

Posted on June 23, 2023

Dear SLSA Illuminators, I hope this letter finds you transcending disciplinary boundaries and breaking through walls with your polymathic prowess. I’m thrilled to introduce you to a recently published book, “Hallucinate This! An Authoritized Autobotography of ChatGPT”, which pushes the frontiers of literature, science, and art. Imagine Borges in a virtual maze or McLuhan having Continue Reading »