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New Book: Accidentals

Posted on February 25, 2020

SLSA members interested in species demise and land use, the dawn of the Anthropocene, 20th century South American history, or science—ornithology and microbial ecology—in realist literary fiction may want to check out Susan M. Gaines’s new novel, Accidentals. About Accidentals: When Gabriel’s immigrant mother returns to her native Uruguay after thirty years in California, he Continue Reading »

New Book: The Aesthetics of Senescence

Posted on January 27, 2020

Andrea Charise writes: I am delighted to share the news that my first book, “The Aesthetics of Senescence: Aging, Population, and the 19th-Century British Novel,” is now published with SUNY Press (January 2020). An investigation of how 19th-century British literature grappled with a new understanding of aging as both an individual and collective experience, “The Aesthetics of Continue Reading »

Special Issue – Hyperrhiz 21: Buzzademia

Posted on December 9, 2019

From Mark Marino: Announcing the publication of our special issue: Hyperrhiz 21: Buzzademia, Scholarship in the Internet Vernacular! This collection, edited by Kim Brillante Knight, Anne Cong-Huyen, and myself, is full of examples of scholarship in the common tongues of the web as well as great teaching materials. So, take a peek, if you’re Continue Reading »

New Book: Holy Science

Posted on September 21, 2019

From Banu Subramanian: ************ Holy Science: The Biopolitics of Hindu Nationalism  About the Book: Behind the euphoric narrative of India as an emerging world power lies a fascinating but untold story of an evolving relationship between science and religion. Evoking the rich mythology of comingled worlds, where humans, animals, and gods transform each other and ancient Continue Reading »

New Book: Science, Technology and Irish Modernism

Posted on September 21, 2019

Science, Technology and Irish Modernism Edited by Kathryn Conrad, Cóilín Parsons, and Julies McCormick Weng Hardcover $65.00         9780815635932 Paper $34.95                   9780815635987 Ebook                                   9780815654483 To order: “Succeeds wonderfully in laying out a wide range of Irish interests in science and technology. This book will become a go-to resource for interested students and for scholars wishing Continue Reading »

New Book: Mind Apps

Posted on September 21, 2019

MindApps: Multistate Theory and Tools for Mind Design Thomas B. Roberts, Ph.D. Part Street Press, Rochester, VT. “accessible in style and format” —  retired librarian   PROLOGUE: This book is about mental vastness. — page ix MAIN IDEA: Just as we can install digital apps in our electronic devices to add new functions and powers, Continue Reading »

New Book: Affective Materialities

Posted on September 21, 2019

We are excited to announce that Kara Watts, Robin Hackett, and myself (Molly Volanth Hall) have a new book out with University Press of Florida, titled Affective Materialities: Reorienting the Body in Modernist Literature. Affective Materialities reexamines modernist theorizations of the body and opens up the artistic, political, and ethical possibilities at the intersection of affect Continue Reading »

New Book: Towards a Digital Poetics

Posted on August 24, 2019

Free Preview © 2019 Towards a Digital Poetics Electronic Literature & Literary Games Authors: O’Sullivan, James Examines digital forms on their own terms rather than returning instinctively to well-worn analogue perspectives Looks at the woefully underexamined subject of electronic literature Takes an ontological approach through descriptive exploration rather than offering a prescriptive definition of electronic Continue Reading »

New Book: How the Universe Is Made

Posted on July 5, 2019

How the Universe Is Made Poems New & Selected 1985–2019 By Stephanie Strickland order book here or here . . . Strickland easily ranks among the most forward-looking, rigorous, and evocative poets writing today . . . perhaps the first serious poetry to explore the emerging implications of the digital age for poetics . . Continue Reading »

New Book: Hush: Media and Sonic Self-Control

Posted on March 31, 2019

From Mack Hagood: I am pleased to announce the publication of my new book, Hush: Media and Sonic Self-Control (Duke University Press), which outlines how noise-cancelling headphones, tinnitus maskers, white noise machines, nature-sound mobile apps, and other forms of media give users the ability to create sonic safe spaces for themselves, showing how the desire to block Continue Reading »