SLSA publishes a newsletter, Decodings, four times a year. Configurations, the society’s journal, explores the relations of literature and the arts to the sciences and technology. The Society also sponsors book series with select publishers.


The official publication of the Society for Literature, Science and the Arts, Configurations, is the only journal devoted to the study of the discourse pertaining to the theories and practices of science, technology, and medicine. Founded in 1993, the journal explores the relations of literature and the arts to the sciences and technology. Access to the journal is through the Johns Hopkins University Press. See membership/subscription details in the discussion of Decodings below.

New Book Series – Proximities: Experiments in Nearness

Adjacencies abound. We are past the moment of merely thinking in terms of how opposites attract and nodes network. Today, disciplines and fields move consciously proximate to one another, in conversation and growing together. Further, the future is no longer sometime in the distance, but appears near to us, often grasped as an impending horizon of political, social, economic, and environmental catastrophe. Now more than ever, so much is so close. See the Call for Proposals for more information.

Past Book Series

– AnthropoScene Series

SLSA Member’s Only Discount: Use code SLSA30 for 30% off any AnthropoScene title purchased directly from PSU Press, plus free domestic shipping and discounts on foreign shipping!

AnthropoScene is a book series published in collaboration with the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts. While not all scientists have accepted the term “anthropocene” as part of the geological timescale, the idea that humans are changing the planet and its environments in radical and irreversible ways has provoked new kinds of cross-disciplinary thinking about relationships among the arts, human technologies, and nature. This is the broad, cross-disciplinary basis for books published in AnthropoScene. –> More about AnthropoScene

– Studies in Literature and Science

See the book list at the University of Michigan Press website.

Decodings Newsletter

Decodings, the official newsletter of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA), is published four times each year.

Subscription rates, payable as annual membership dues in the Society, include four issues of Configurations: A Journal of Literature, Science and Technology. Rates are $55 for individuals, $29 for students, and $33 for annual income under $20,000. Members/ subscribers should add $14.60 for Canadian or Mexican addresses, $16.00 for addresses outside North America, $5 for joint membership (2 votes, 1 set of mailings).

For the convenience of 24-hour ordering, you can renew online at  From Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 pm ET, you may call toll-free 1-800-548-1784 (U.S. and Canada only, all others call 410-516-6987).  Orders and payment information may also be mailed.  Checks or money orders should be made payable to Johns Hopkins University Press, Journals Publishing Division, PO Box 19966, Baltimore, MD 20211-0966.  For address changes and other subscription inquiries, please call us at the number above or send an email to

Newsletter and member correspondence should be directed to the editor, Carol Colatrella at

Visit the New Decodings Archive as well as the older Older Decodings Archive.

See also our other member resources such as the LITSCI-L archive and SLSA bibliography.