New Book Series for SLSA – AnthropoScene

Posted on June 16, 2015

A New Book Series from the Pennsylvania State University State Press… AnthropoScene The SLSA Book Series AnthropoScene is a new book series from the Pennsylvania State University Press, 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, Continue Reading »

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 »

Redesigned site is up; we invite your feedback!

Posted on May 2, 2015

After a lengthy process of design and review, the members of SLSA’s website redesign committee (Dennis Summers, James Housefield, Rebecca Perry and Wayne Miller) are pleased to unveil the new SLSA website! Please send your comments to .

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 »

Decodings Spring 2015

Posted on April 5, 2015

DECODINGS Newsletter of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts                               Spring 2015, Vol. 24, No.2 *SLSA 2015, Houston and Other Upcoming Conferences *Election Results & New Publication Committee Member *Letter objecting to Georgia SB 529 *SLSA 2016 Dues Increase *Travel Awards, Essay Prizes, Book Prize *Lifetime Achievement Award *Updating SLSA Website—Content Welcome *European Continue Reading »

The Dung Ball Chronicle

Posted on April 5, 2015

From Wayne Miller: Now available free online (with a Creative Commons license) and as paperback. Here’s the full blurb… or start with the blue text half way down… The things chronicled here are, and are not, what they seem. For one, the language is all wrong: The titular dung balls are actually made of hallucinogenic mold, Continue Reading »