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Decodings September 2020

Posted on September 8, 2020

Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts 2020 Special Event AI/IA: Promises and Perils of Augmented/ Artificial Intelligence Thursday, October 8, 2020 [4pm Pacific, 7pm Eastern] Program (approximately 2 hours over Zoom; link TBA on litsci list & SLSA Facebook page) Welcome: David Cecchetto, Incoming President Announcement of Lifetime Achievement Award & Remarks by 2020 recipient Continue Reading »

New Book: AI Art

Posted on July 23, 2020

I wanted to let you know that Open Humanities Press has just published my new book, the contents of which will hopefully be of interest to the readers of this list. Fittingly for our times, it discusses a world behind windows and screens in which we all become part of a vapour-like global labour force, Continue Reading »

Decodings Summer 2020

Posted on July 23, 2020

DECODINGS Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts Newsletter                      Summer 2020, Vol. 29, No.3 (July edition) *SLSA 2020 Special Event *Committee Members and Appointments *Membership Renewal *Policies: Respectful Behavior and Freedom of Speech *Ombudspersons *AnthropoScene Book Series *SLSA Europe News SLSA 2020 Special Event–AI/IA:  Promises and Perils of Augmented/ Artificial Intelligence Thursday, October 8, 2020 [tentative Continue Reading »

New Project: Perception at the End of the World

Posted on July 19, 2020

Not without some degree of apprehension, I thought I’d share this project titled Perception at the End of the World, or How Not to Play Video Games, which has just come out in the Flugschriften series. Engaging with post-apocalyptic landscapes, image-making and ways in which we see the world, it’s something I’ve been working on Continue Reading »

Decodings Spring 2020 (May)

Posted on July 19, 2020

DECODINGS Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts Newsletter                      Spring 2020, Vol. 29, No.3 (May edition) *SLSA 2020, “Energy,” University of Michigan–UPDATE *Election Results *Committee Members and Appointments *Membership Renewal *Policies: Respectful Behavior and Freedom of Speech *Ombudspersons *AnthropoScene Book Series *SLSA Europe News SLSA 2020, “Energy,” University of Michigan–UPDATE Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 SLSA conference has Continue Reading »

New Book: Critical Code Studies

Posted on April 22, 2020

Well, it’s with great happiness that I share with you the publication of my new book Critical Code Studies (MIT Press).  SLSA has been so central to the development of this area of study.  Much of the contents of this book has been presented at SLSA conferences, and your comments and questions have directed and inspired Continue Reading »

Decodings Spring 2020

Posted on April 22, 2020

DECODINGS Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts Newsletter                      Spring 2020, Vol. 29, No.3 (April edition) *SLSA 2020, “Energy,” University of Michigan–UPDATE *Committee Requests *Policies: Respectful Behavior and Freedom of Speech *Ombudspersons *Election Results *AnthropoScene Book Series *SLSA Europe News SLSA 2020: ENERGY, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN 34th Annual Meeting in Ann Arbor, MI, USA Friday, October Continue Reading »

New Book: Electromagnetism and the Metonymic Imagination

Posted on April 6, 2020

Electromagnetism and the Metonymic Imagination Kieran M. Murphy How does the imagination work? How can it lead to both reverie and scientific insight? In this book, Kieran M. Murphy sheds new light on these perennial questions by showing how they have been closely tied to the history of electromagnetism. The discovery in 1820 of a Continue Reading »

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 »