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New Project: Perception at the End of the World

Posted on July 19, 2020

Not without some degree of apprehension, I thought I’d share this project titled Perception at the End of the World, or How Not to Play Video Games, which has just come out in the Flugschriften series. Engaging with post-apocalyptic landscapes, image-making and ways in which we see the world, it’s something I’ve been working on Continue Reading »

New Book: Critical Code Studies

Posted on April 22, 2020

Well, it’s with great happiness that I share with you the publication of my new book Critical Code Studies (MIT Press).  SLSA has been so central to the development of this area of study.  Much of the contents of this book has been presented at SLSA conferences, and your comments and questions have directed and inspired Continue Reading »

New Book: Electromagnetism and the Metonymic Imagination

Posted on April 6, 2020

Electromagnetism and the Metonymic Imagination Kieran M. Murphy How does the imagination work? How can it lead to both reverie and scientific insight? In this book, Kieran M. Murphy sheds new light on these perennial questions by showing how they have been closely tied to the history of electromagnetism. The discovery in 1820 of a Continue Reading »

New Book: Accidentals

Posted on February 25, 2020

SLSA members interested in species demise and land use, the dawn of the Anthropocene, 20th century South American history, or science—ornithology and microbial ecology—in realist literary fiction may want to check out Susan M. Gaines’s new novel, Accidentals. About Accidentals: When Gabriel’s immigrant mother returns to her native Uruguay after thirty years in California, he Continue Reading »

New Book: The Aesthetics of Senescence

Posted on January 27, 2020

Andrea Charise writes: I am delighted to share the news that my first book, “The Aesthetics of Senescence: Aging, Population, and the 19th-Century British Novel,” is now published with SUNY Press (January 2020). An investigation of how 19th-century British literature grappled with a new understanding of aging as both an individual and collective experience, “The Aesthetics of Continue Reading »

Special Issue – Hyperrhiz 21: Buzzademia

Posted on December 9, 2019

From Mark Marino: Announcing the publication of our special issue: Hyperrhiz 21: Buzzademia, Scholarship in the Internet Vernacular! This collection, edited by Kim Brillante Knight, Anne Cong-Huyen, and myself, is full of examples of scholarship in the common tongues of the web as well as great teaching materials. So, take a peek, if you’re Continue Reading »

New Book: Holy Science

Posted on September 21, 2019

From Banu Subramanian: ************ Holy Science: The Biopolitics of Hindu Nationalism  About the Book: Behind the euphoric narrative of India as an emerging world power lies a fascinating but untold story of an evolving relationship between science and religion. Evoking the rich mythology of comingled worlds, where humans, animals, and gods transform each other and ancient Continue Reading »

New Book: Science, Technology and Irish Modernism

Posted on September 21, 2019

Science, Technology and Irish Modernism Edited by Kathryn Conrad, Cóilín Parsons, and Julies McCormick Weng Hardcover $65.00         9780815635932 Paper $34.95                   9780815635987 Ebook                                   9780815654483 To order: “Succeeds wonderfully in laying out a wide range of Irish interests in science and technology. This book will become a go-to resource for interested students and for scholars wishing Continue Reading »

New Book: Mind Apps

Posted on September 21, 2019

MindApps: Multistate Theory and Tools for Mind Design Thomas B. Roberts, Ph.D. Part Street Press, Rochester, VT. “accessible in style and format” —  retired librarian   PROLOGUE: This book is about mental vastness. — page ix MAIN IDEA: Just as we can install digital apps in our electronic devices to add new functions and powers, Continue Reading »

New Book: Affective Materialities

Posted on September 21, 2019

We are excited to announce that Kara Watts, Robin Hackett, and myself (Molly Volanth Hall) have a new book out with University Press of Florida, titled Affective Materialities: Reorienting the Body in Modernist Literature. Affective Materialities reexamines modernist theorizations of the body and opens up the artistic, political, and ethical possibilities at the intersection of affect Continue Reading »