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New Book: Invisible Colors: The Arts of the Atomic Age

Posted on March 8, 2019

I am happy to announce that my book Invisible Colors: The Arts of the Atomic Age has just been published with MIT Press. https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/invisible-colors The book focuses on the atomic age from the standpoint of the arts in the East and in the West from Marie Curie to Fukushima (also including uranium mining). By excavating these historical Continue Reading »

New Book: Words in Our World’s Literature

Posted on January 17, 2019

It’s really words written in your favorite writings, spoken in your favorite movies, and sung by your favorite singers. By Mark Corwin. It’s true! Your words easily connect with world famous writings and a lot more. Words in Our World’s Literature is where a little knowledge acquires a better understanding of your favorite writers, writings, Continue Reading »

Essay: Why listen to animals?

Posted on October 12, 2018

WHY LISTEN TO ANIMALS? Rachel Mundy Note: This essay appears simultaneously in the blog of the American Musicological Society, Musicology Now 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, Continue Reading »

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 »

New Book: None of this is normal

Posted on August 19, 2018

None of this is normal: The Fiction of Jeff VanderMeer How the otherworldly worlds created by the author of the Southern Reach Trilogy speak to—and even affect—our own In the first book-length study of this provocative writer, Benjamin J. Robertson reveals how writer Jeff VanderMeer creates fictions that directly address our Anthropocene epoch. None of Continue Reading »

New Book: The Medical Imagination

Posted on July 25, 2018

From Sari Altschuler: I’m delighted to share the recent publication of my book The Medical Imagination: Literature and Health in the Early United States with you. “The Medical Imagination is an extraordinary intervention in the fields of the medical humanities, American literary studies, and American social and cultural history. Sari Altschuler has mastered and synthesized a large body Continue Reading »