New books, articles, lit, art, performances

New Book: Rethinking Thought

Posted on January 20, 2016

From Laura Otis: In keeping with our tradition of sharing our interdisciplinary work, I would like to let you know about my new book, Rethinking Thought: Inside the Minds of Creative Scientists and Artists (Oxford University Press, 2016). I extend my deepest thanks to those of you who helped it to come into being, either Continue Reading »

New Book: Red Star Tales

Posted on December 21, 2015

From Yvonne Howell: For all of you who are interested in the intersections of literature and science (but don’t happen to speak Russian),  our anthology of never-before-translated Russian and Soviet science fiction stories is out and easily available/affordable! Please see The book (with an introduction) should appeal fans and scholars alike.

New Book: You Must Carry Me Now–The Cultural Lives of Endangered Species

Posted on November 22, 2015

From 284 Publishers: Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir & Mark Wilson´s book You Must Carry Me Now–The Cultural Lives of Endangered Species was released at the annual SLSA conference After Biopolitics, Saturday the 14th of November.  “The project investigates tensions and cooperation among scientific, public, and corporate stakeholders in how we have managed the wilds and the public lands. Continue Reading »

New Book: Refiguring Minds in Narrative Media

Posted on November 22, 2015

From David Ciccoricco: I’m announcing the publication of my book, Refiguring Minds in Narrative Media (U. Nebraska Press), and thanking SLSA, which has been a great intellectual resource for me over the years.,676387.aspx

New Book: Theatre and Evolution from Ibsen to Beckett

Posted on June 16, 2015

From Kirsten Shepherd-Barr: I have just published the following book and hope it will be of interest to members. Theatre and Evolution from Ibsen to Beckett Kirsten Shepherd-Barr “Shepherd-Barr is the perfect person to write a book on theater and evolution, a long-overdue topic.” – Martin Puchner, Harvard University “This is a distinctive and significant contribution Continue Reading »

New Book… Changing Hands: Industry, Evolution, and the Reconfiguration of the Victorian Body

Posted on June 16, 2015

From Peter J. Capuano: Please allow me to introduce the publication of my book, Changing Hands: Industry, Evolution, and the Reconfiguration of the Victorian Body (University of Michigan Press; hardcover; paperback; ebook; 340 pages). The book may be of interest to those studying the history of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century science, industry, and evolutionary theory.  The book is Continue Reading »

New Book: Graphic Medicine Manifesto

Posted on May 13, 2015

Via Susan Squier: Penn State University Press is thrilled to announce publication of the Graphic Medicine Manifesto, co authored by MK Czerwiec, Ian Williams, Susan Squier, Michael Green, Kimberley Myers, and Scott Smith. “Something remarkable and game changing is being sparked by the alliance between comics and medicine. It’s becoming clear that these graphic narratives can Continue Reading »


Posted on May 6, 2015

From Joanna Zylinska: PHOTOMEDIATIONS: AN OPEN BOOK Trailer: We are pleased to announce the launch of Photomediations: An Open Book. The project redesigns a coffee-table book as an online experience to produce a creative resource that explores the dynamic relationship between photography and other media. Photomediations: An Open Book uses open (libre) content, Continue Reading »

Two from Kevin LaGrandeur

Posted on May 4, 2015

My article “Emotion, Artificial Intelligence, and Ethics,” in Beyond Artificial Intelligence: The Disappearing Human-Machine Divide, eds. Jan Ramportl, Eva Zackova and Jozef Kelemen (Springer, 2014), pp.97-109, is now available for free at My book, Androids and Intelligent Networks in Early Modern Literature and Culture: Artificial Slaves, which was awarded a 2014 Science Fiction and Technoculture Continue Reading »

New Book: Postnaturalism

Posted on April 15, 2015

Dr. Shane Denson writes: My book, Postnaturalism: Frankenstein, Film, and the Anthropotechnical Interface, has recently been made available through Columbia UP: The book includes a foreword by Mark B. N. Hansen, which you can read along with the introductory chapter in a free PDF excerpt here: About the book: Postnaturalism offers an original account of Continue Reading »