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U of Waterloo Faculty Positions Available

Posted on January 3, 2018

From Marcel O’Gorman: The University of Waterloo Department of English is growing again, and we are seeking to fill new faculty positions in the following areas: – Rhetoric and Digital Media – Rhetoric and Communication – Science Culture and Writing – Rhetoric and Technical or Science Communication  The job ads are attached here. Please pass Continue Reading »

New Book: Cambridge Companion to Literature and Science

Posted on December 27, 2017

COMING SOON: The Cambridge Companion to Literature and Science Edited by Steven Meyer Available in Hardback and Paperback 9781107439030 This Companion is designed for undergraduates, graduates and faculty that wish to understand how the sciences and humanities inform one another. This up-to-date guide to literature and science explores major figures, genres and theories in the Continue Reading »

New Book: Nonhuman Photography

Posted on December 21, 2017

From Joanna Zylinska: I wanted to let you know about my new book, Nonhuman Photography, which has just come out from the MIT Press. The book explores the new vistas and visions we are facing in the current techno-political conjuncture. It also interrogates the very “we” of the human standpoint, while extending the scale of Continue Reading »

New Book: Surviving the Machine Age

Posted on December 9, 2017

From Kevin LaGrandeur: Surviving the Machine Age Intelligent Technology and the Transformation of Human Work Editors: LaGrandeur, Kevin, Hughes, James J. (Eds.) Appeals to readers interested in what effects emerging technology might have on the future of employment—both positive and negative Addresses key question of whether emerging technologies will make employment over the next couple of Continue Reading »

Decodings Fall 2017

Posted on December 9, 2017

DECODINGS Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts Newsletter Fall 2017, Vol. 26, No.4 *SLSA 2017, Tempe, Arizona *SLSA 2018 Conference, Toronto, Canada *Call for Nominations: 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   Combined Executive and Business Meeting Reports Continue Reading »

New electronic art/literature project: IMPCON

Posted on November 9, 2017

From Josephine Anstey: Improvising Consciousness (IMPCON) is a feminist spoof of grand theories of consciousness and a speculation on the relation between human cognition & environment in the deep past and in the future. A hybrid art/electronic literature project, IMPCON comprises performance lectures and participatory activities including workshopping of alter-egos; improvisation in a multiple personality melodrama; Continue Reading »

New Book: Anthropocene Reading

Posted on October 4, 2017

“With ecocritical voices debating the possibilities—and horrors—of the Anthropocene, Anthropocene Reading is a major contribution to ecocriticism and a delight to read.” —Heather I. Sullivan, Trinity University “Ranging as it does from the crowded present into deep time, where the most immediate and personal of human stories intermesh with planetary narrative, Anthropocene Reading is a Continue Reading »

New Book: Editing the Soul

Posted on October 4, 2017

“Written with clarity and an appealing balance, Editing the Soul makes an original contribution to an important topic—the way novels, films, and television about genetics are reshaping our understanding of human nature.” —Jay Clayton, author of Charles Dickens in Cyberspace: The Afterlife of the Nineteenth Century in Postmodern Culture “Editing the Soul plumbs contemporary literature, Continue Reading »

Decodings Summer 2017

Posted on July 30, 2017

DECODINGS Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts Newsletter                             Summer 2017, Vol. 26, No.3 *SLSA 2017, Tempe, Arizona *Configurations: Call for Reviewers and Contributions *Election Results for Member-at-large (2017-2019) *Call for Nominations of Graduate Student Liaisons *SLSA Bibliographers Needed *SLSA Website: Contributions welcome *AnthropoScene: SLSA Book Series Continue Reading »

New Book: What if Culture Was Nature All Along?

Posted on July 20, 2017

From Vicki Kirby: I’d like to let you know about a new book I’ve edited, What if Culture Was Nature All Along? (Edinburgh University Press, 2017). Please consider asking your university library to purchase this book (available now in hardcover and e-book). If you are interested in a personal copy, please note that a less expensive Continue Reading »