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New Book: Rhetorical Animals: Boundaries of the Human in the Study of Persuasion

Posted on April 6, 2018

Rhetorical Animals: Boundaries of the Human in the Study of Persuasion Edited by Alex C. Parrish and Kristian Bjørkdahl Contributions by Alex C. Parrish; Kristian Bjørkdahl; Marilyn M. Cooper; T. Jake Dionne; Ellen W. Gorsevski; Iklim Goksel; Dustin A. Greenwalt; David R. Gruber; Andrea Gutiérrez; Susan Hafen; Matthew Lerberg; Kelin Loe; Emily Plec; Jennifer Saltmarsh Continue Reading »

Decodings Spring 2018

Posted on April 2, 2018

DECODINGS Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts Newsletter           Spring 2018, Vol. 27, No.2   *SLSA 2018 Conference, Toronto, Canada: CFP extended deadline April 3, 2018 *SLSA Awards *Donations *Election Results *Graduate Liaisons *Configurations: Call for Reviewers and Contributions *SLSA Bibliographers Needed *SLSA Website: Contributions welcome *AnthropoScene: SLSA Book Series *SLSA Europe Call for Papers: Continue Reading »

Ph.D. positions in the interdisciplinary research project “Varieties of Science Narrative”

Posted on March 13, 2018

Ph.D. positions with three-year stipends are available in the interdisciplinary research project “Varieties of Science Narrative,” a new cluster of interlinked projects within the Fiction Meets Science research program in northwestern Germany (www.fictionmeetsscience.org). These projects will examine narrative portrayals of science—both fictional and non-fictional—in various forms and media, focusing on the global dimensions and diverse Continue Reading »

Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Environmental Humanities

Posted on March 13, 2018

Announcing a one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Environmental Humanities at the University of Texas at Arlington (U.S.) sponsored by The Seed Box, hosted by Linköping University (Sweden) funded by the Swedish grant agencies Mistra and Formas. The fellowship will be part of the The SeedBox’s Research Cluster, “Deep Time, Deep Earth, Deep Waters,” https://theseedbox.se/research-clusters/deep-time-deep-earth-deep-waters/     Preference Continue Reading »

Call for Applications: R.D. Mullen Fellowships

Posted on March 13, 2018

Named for the founder of our journal, Richard “Dale” Mullen (1915-1998), the Mullen fellowships are awarded by Science Fiction Studies to support archival research in science fiction.   We have four categories of awards: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Amount: Up to $2500 Number: 1 award is available each year Qualifications: Candidates must have received their PhD Continue Reading »

New Book: The Biopolitics of Feeling

Posted on February 19, 2018

Duke University Press is pleased to announce the publication of The Biopolitics of Feeling: Race, Sex, and Science in the Nineteenth Century by Kyla Schuller. Schuller unearths the forgotten, multiethnic sciences of impressibility—the capacity to be transformed by one’s environment and experiences—to uncover how biopower developed in the United States. Through analyses of evolutionary theories, gynecological sciences, abolitionist Continue Reading »

University of Utah – Visiting Assistant Professor – Digital Humanities

Posted on February 19, 2018

From Lisa Swanstrom: University of Utah – Visiting Assistant Professor – Digital Humanities The Department of English at University of Utah invites applications for a full-time, two-year appointment (renewable for another two years) as Visiting Assistant Professor with a 2/2 teaching load. The start date for this position is August 1, 2018. Description: The Department Continue Reading »

New Book: Epigenetic Landscapes

Posted on February 4, 2018

Epigenetic Landscapes: Drawings as Metaphor Susan Merrill Squier Devised in the 1940s by the biologist C. H. Waddington, the epigenetic landscape is a metaphor for how gene regulation modulates cellular development. As a scientific model, it fell out of use in the late 1960s but returned at the beginning of the twenty-first century with the advent Continue Reading »

New Book: Postapocalyptic Fantasies in Antebellum American Literature

Posted on February 4, 2018

From John Hay: Even before the Civil War, American writers were imagining life after a massive global catastrophe. For many, the blank slate of the American continent was instead a wreckage-strewn wasteland, a new world in ruins. Bringing together epic and lyric poems, fictional tales, travel narratives, and scientific texts, Postapocalyptic Fantasies in Antebellum American Literature reveals Continue Reading »

Decodings Winter 2018

Posted on February 4, 2018

DECODINGS Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts Newsletter           Winter 2018, Vol. 27, No.1 *SLSA 2018 Conference, Toronto, Canada: CFP deadline March 1, 2018 *SLSA Awards *Donations *Elections: Candidate Statements for 2nd V-P, Member-at-Large *Configurations: Call for Reviewers and Contributions *SLSA Bibliographers Needed *SLSA Website: Contributions welcome *AnthropoScene: SLSA Book Series *SLSA Europe   Call Continue Reading »