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Essay: Why listen to animals?

Posted on October 12, 2018

WHY LISTEN TO ANIMALS? Rachel Mundy Some readers may recognize my question “Why Listen to Animals?” as a play on the title of John Berger’s essay “Why Look at Animals?,” which was printed in 1980 as the first chapter of his book, About Looking. Berger argued that the animals who once looked at us have Continue Reading »

British Society for Literature and Science 14th Annual Conference

Posted on October 12, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS THE BRITISH SOCIETY FOR LITERATURE AND SCIENCE FOURTEENTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE ROYAL HOLLOWAY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON 4–6 APRIL 2019 The fourteenth annual conference of the British Society for Literature and Science will take place at Royal Holloway, University of London, from Thursday 4 April until Saturday 6 April 2019. Keynote speakers will include Continue Reading »

Assistant Professor of Childhood Studies at Rutgers-Camden

Posted on October 12, 2018

Rutgers-Camden’s Childhood Studies Department is hiring, and the position is for someone focused on digital media. See details below: https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/75121 The Department of Childhood Studies, Rutgers University—Camden invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Childhood Studies with a start date of September 1, 2019. Building on the strengths of its established, internationally recognized and Continue Reading »

Give to SLSA when you use AmazonSmile

Posted on October 12, 2018

SLSA is a registered charity with AmazonSmile. If you would like to denote to SLSA every time you buy something at Amazon, click on this link to activate the Smile association.

New Book: Intermedia, Fluxus and the Something Else Press

Posted on September 14, 2018

From Ken Friedman: It is a pleasure to send you this announcement for a new book by Dick Higgins — Intermedia, Fluxus and the Something Else Press: Selected Writings by Dick Higgins. Steve Clay of Granary Books and I edited this for Siglio Press, and Hannah Higgins contributed a marvelous personal memoir about Dick. You Continue Reading »

New Book: Literatures of Madness

Posted on September 14, 2018

From Elizabeth J. Donaldson: I’m very pleased to announce that the edited collection Literatures of Madness: Disability Studies and Mental Health is officially available in print and electronic form. Literatures of Madness: Disability Studies and Mental Health brings together scholars working in disability studies, mad studies, feminist theory, Indigenous studies, postcolonial theory, Jewish literature, queer studies, Continue Reading »

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 »

Decodings Fall 2018

Posted on September 12, 2018

DECODINGS Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts Newsletter           Fall 2018, Vol. 27, No.4  *SLSA 2018 Conference, Toronto, Canada *SLSA Awards *SLSA 2019 Conference: Irvine, CA *Donations *Election Results *Graduate Liaisons *Configurations: Call for Reviewers and Contributions *SLSA Bibliographers Needed *SLSA Website: Contributions welcome *AnthropoScene: SLSA Book Series *SLSA Europe SLSA 2018 Conference “Out of Continue Reading »

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