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Decodings Spring 2021 (updated)

Posted on March 13, 2021

DECODINGS Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts Newsletter                      Spring 2021, Vol. 30, No.3 (updated) *SLSA Special Event  *ENERGY–SLSA 2021 Conference  *Election 2021  *2/24/21 Executive Committee Meeting Notes  *Committee Members and Appointments *Membership Renewal  *Policies: Respectful Behavior and Freedom of Speech *Ombudspersons  *AnthropoScene Book Series  *SLSA Europe News    SLSA SPECIAL EVENT: “Reading Accidentals: Scholars, Scientists, and Novelists in Continue Reading »

The Davy Notebooks Project – 2 x Postdoctoral Research Associates

Posted on March 2, 2021

The Davy Notebooks Project is recruiting 2 x Postdoctoral Research Associates (full time). For full details, and to apply, see https://hr-jobs.lancs.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=A3294. Applications close 15 March 2021.

Faculty positions: multiple at UT Dallas

Posted on February 16, 2021

I would like to draw your attention to three late postings for tenure-line positions to begin in Fall 2021 in the School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication at The University of Texas at Dallas. For all three positions, we particularly welcome candidates who include race and ethnicity, diasporic concerns, underrepresented populations, or social inequalities Continue Reading »

New Book: The Weaponized Camera in the Middle East

Posted on February 6, 2021

I am excited to announce that my new book, The Weaponized Camera in the Middle East: Videography, Aesthetics, and Politics in Israel and Palestine, has just been published by Bloomsbury / I.B.Tauris Imprint. The book is available as a hardback or e-book at: https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/the-weaponized-camera-in-the-middle-east-9781838602710/ (individuals may use discount code GLR BN3 for 35% off). This book will be Continue Reading »

New Book: Doctor Who and Science

Posted on February 6, 2021

Announcing the publication of Doctor Who and Science: Essays on Ideas, Identities and Ideologies in the Series — a book I edited with Marcus K. Harmes, published by McFarland. Science has always been part of Doctor Who. The first episode featured scenes in a science laboratory and a science teacher, and the 2020 season’s finale highlighted a scientist’s Continue Reading »

Decodings Winter (Feb) 2021

Posted on February 6, 2021

DECODINGS Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts Newsletter                      Winter 2021, Vol. 30, No.2 *Executive Committee Meeting Notes *Election 2021 *Committee Members and Appointments *Membership Renewal *Policies: Respectful Behavior and Freedom of Speech *Ombudspersons *AnthropoScene Book Series *SLSA Europe News   SLSA Executive Meeting,Thursday 2/4/21 Attending: David Cecchetto, Ed Chang, Ranjodh Singh Dhaliwal, Elizabeth Donaldson, Jay Continue Reading »

New Book: Magnificent Decay

Posted on January 27, 2021

What is Melville beyond the whale? Long celebrated for his stories of the sea, Melville was also fascinated by the interrelations between living species and planetary systems, a perspective informing his work in ways we now term “ecological.” By reading Melville in the context of nineteenth-century science, Tom Nurmi contends that he may best be Continue Reading »

Decodings Fall (Dec) 2020

Posted on December 17, 2020

DECODINGS Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts Newsletter Fall 2020, Vol. 30, No.1 (December edition) *Executive Committee Meeting Notes *Election Results *Committee Members and Appointments *Membership Renewal *Policies: Respectful Behavior and Freedom of Speech *Ombudspersons *AnthropoScene Book Series *SLSA Europe News EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING NOTES President’s Report: David Cecchetto suggested that the executive committee Continue Reading »

Faculty position: Critical Race Studies at George Mason University

Posted on December 9, 2020

George Mason University is hiring an Assistant or Associate Professor of Critical Race Studies to teach in the Cultural Studies PhD Program, the Philosophy Department, and the Women and Gender Studies Program. See the full job at <https://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/49041> — details also posted below. Tenure Track Assistant or Associate Professor The George Mason University College of Continue Reading »

New Book: Ecosemiotics

Posted on December 9, 2020

A small commercial announcement due to the fact that my short monograph is now freely available from Publisher’s homepage for two weeks – Timo Maran “Ecosemiotics: The Study of Signs in Changing Ecologies” (Cambridge University Press, 2020) https://www.cambridge.org/core/elements/ecosemiotics/D29658F0C2E12040454C776F82627253 The volume provides an accessible introduction to ecosemiotics and demonstrates its pertinence for the study of today’s Continue Reading »