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New Book: Animal Musicalities

Posted on September 14, 2018

From Rachel Mundy: I wanted to share my new book, Animal Musicalities: Birds, Beasts, and Evolutionary Listening. Description: Over the past century and a half, the voices and bodies of animals have been used by scientists and music experts as a benchmark for measures of natural difference. Animal Musicalities traces music’s taxonomies from Darwin to Continue Reading »

New Book: Ray Johnson Selective Inheritance

Posted on September 14, 2018

Ray Johnson Selective Inheritance by Kate Dempsey Martineau (Author) June 2018 First Edition Hardcover $49.95,  £40.00 Title Details Rights: Available worldwide Pages: 304 ISBN: 9780520296268 Trim Size: 7 x 10 Illustrations: 92 color images; 1 line art (diagram) About the Book Believing that one thing was real only insofar as it corresponded with others, twentieth-century Continue Reading »

New Book: Imagination and Science in Romanticism

Posted on September 14, 2018

From Richard C. Sha: Johns Hopkins University Press has just released my Imagination and Science in Romanticism.  Here are a few of the book’s endorsements: “In this work, Sha brilliantly reconceptualizes a classic concept of Romanticism: the imagination. Sha reveals how, by seeking to discipline the imagination, the various practices of Romantic literary and scientific authors Continue Reading »

New Book: None of this is normal

Posted on August 19, 2018

None of this is normal: The Fiction of Jeff VanderMeer How the otherworldly worlds created by the author of the Southern Reach Trilogy speak to—and even affect—our own In the first book-length study of this provocative writer, Benjamin J. Robertson reveals how writer Jeff VanderMeer creates fictions that directly address our Anthropocene epoch. None of Continue Reading »

New Book: The Medical Imagination

Posted on July 25, 2018

From Sari Altschuler: I’m delighted to share the recent publication of my book The Medical Imagination: Literature and Health in the Early United States with you. “The Medical Imagination is an extraordinary intervention in the fields of the medical humanities, American literary studies, and American social and cultural history. Sari Altschuler has mastered and synthesized a large body Continue Reading »

New Book: End of Man

Posted on July 25, 2018

From Joanna Zylinska: I wanted to let you know about my new short book, The End of Man: A Feminist Counterapocalypse, which has just come out in the University of Minnesota Press’s Forerunners series – in paper, e-format and as a free open access version. Description Joanna Zylinska’s The End of Man: A Feminist Counterapocalypse Continue Reading »

SLSA ASLE 2019 session

Posted on July 25, 2018

Science and Alternative Futures (SLSA panel at ASLE 2019) deadline for submissions:  August 18, 2018 full name / name of organization:  Helena Feder contact email: The Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts will host a panel at the Thirteenth Biennial Conference of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, June 26-30 2019 at the Continue Reading »

New Book: Rhetorical Animals: Boundaries of the Human in the Study of Persuasion

Posted on April 6, 2018

Rhetorical Animals: Boundaries of the Human in the Study of Persuasion Edited by Alex C. Parrish and Kristian Bjørkdahl Contributions by Alex C. Parrish; Kristian Bjørkdahl; Marilyn M. Cooper; T. Jake Dionne; Ellen W. Gorsevski; Iklim Goksel; Dustin A. Greenwalt; David R. Gruber; Andrea Gutiérrez; Susan Hafen; Matthew Lerberg; Kelin Loe; Emily Plec; Jennifer Saltmarsh Continue Reading »

New Book: The Biopolitics of Feeling

Posted on February 19, 2018

Duke University Press is pleased to announce the publication of The Biopolitics of Feeling: Race, Sex, and Science in the Nineteenth Century by Kyla Schuller. Schuller unearths the forgotten, multiethnic sciences of impressibility—the capacity to be transformed by one’s environment and experiences—to uncover how biopower developed in the United States. Through analyses of evolutionary theories, gynecological sciences, abolitionist Continue Reading »

New Book: Epigenetic Landscapes

Posted on February 4, 2018

Epigenetic Landscapes: Drawings as Metaphor Susan Merrill Squier Devised in the 1940s by the biologist C. H. Waddington, the epigenetic landscape is a metaphor for how gene regulation modulates cellular development. As a scientific model, it fell out of use in the late 1960s but returned at the beginning of the twenty-first century with the advent Continue Reading »