Assistant or Associate Professor of Medical Humanities, Rice University

Posted on September 5, 2023

Rice University: School of Humanities: Medical Humanities Location Houston, Texas Open Date Aug 23, 2023 Deadline Oct 15, 2023 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time Description The School of Humanities at Rice University in Houston, Texas seeks applicants for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor position in Medical Humanities, specializing in the history of medicine and 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:

Decodings Summer 2023 (July 11 edition)

Posted on July 17, 2023

DECODINGS Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts Newsletter                      Summer 2023, Vol. 32, No.4 (July 11 edition) *SLSA 2023: Alien, Arizona State University *Election Results: Incoming Members-at-Large *Membership Renewal*SLSA Awards: Travel, Essay, Lifetime *Executive Committee Quarterly Meeting Notes*Updating SLSA Bylaws *Policies: Respectful Behavior and Freedom of Speech *Ombudspersons*New Book Series: Proximities: Experiments in Nearness *AnthropoScene Book Continue Reading »

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 »

New Book: Aesthetic Anthropology

Posted on June 23, 2023

It is a pleasure to announce that the estate of the late Marilyn Ehdahl Ravicz has granted permission to release and circulate her 1974 doctoral dissertation — Aesthetic Anthropology. I’ve uploaded it to a special section of my Academia page at: Anthropologist Marilyn Ekdahl Ravicz took her PhD in 1974 at the University of Continue Reading »

New Book: What If? Twenty-Two Scenarios in Search of Images

Posted on June 15, 2023

My co-translation of Vilém Flusser’s What If? Twenty-Two Scenarios in Search of Images (U of Minnesota Press) is available for interactive reading. What If? goes digital: is now an online and interactive ebook on the University of Minnesota Press Manifold platform. Check out the Resources section with scenario visualizations from the Greenhouse Studios team – and add your own:…/call-for-images-visualizing… Here’s a short Continue Reading »