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New Book: Mutant Narratives in Ecological Science Fiction

Posted on January 18, 2024

With great pleasure, I invite you to celebrate the publication of my new book, Mutant Narratives in Ecological Science Fiction: Thinking with Embodied Estrangement. There are two events, one in Helsinki and another in Turku – I hope to see you in one of them! Details below. Many thanks to all the ISSN members who have Continue Reading »

New Book: The Climate Action Almanac

Posted on January 18, 2024

Our Center for Science and the Imagination at Arizona State University has just launched The Climate Action Almanac, a free digital collection of fiction, nonfiction, and art exploring positive climate futures, grounded in real science and in the complexities of diverse human and physical geographies. The book, which imagines climate action as growing up and out Continue Reading »

New Book: What We Teach When We Teach DH

Posted on January 9, 2024

We are tremendously thrilled to announce that our edited volume, What We Teach When We Teach DH: Digital Humanities in the Classroom, has just been released in glorious print by the University of Minnesota Press. It’s the newest member of the Debates in the Digital Humanities series, which is edited by Matthew K. Gold and Lauren Continue Reading »

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 »