Organizations, Blogs, Journals

Links to organizations, projects, websites, blogs, and journals of interest
Professional Societies & Networks

The British Society for Literature and Science
A scholarly society that promotes research into the relationships of science and literature.

Society for Literature, Science and the Arts
An international society of scholars, artists, and scientists interested in the cultural and social dimensions of science, technology, and medicine, and their representation, based in North America.

European Society for Literature, Science and the Arts
The sister organization to the international, US-based SLSA.

Network for the Public Communication of Science and Technology
Promotes discussion on the theory and practice of communicating science, and of public discourses about science & technology and their role in society.

The International Society for the Study of Narrative
Association of scholars dedicated to the investigation of narrative, its elements, techniques, and forms; its relations to other modes of discourse; its power and influence in cultures past and present.

Institutes, Centers, & Projects

Empirical Ecocritcism focuses on the empirically-grounded study of environmental narrative--in literature, film, television, etc.--and its influence on various audiences. The methods and goals are very similar to those used in understanding the influence of science narratives, and, indeed, many environmental narratives are science based.

ELINAS (Erlanger Zentrum für Literatur und Naturwissenschaft)
An interdisciplinary research center dedicated to study of language and metaphors in physical research and to the discursive and narrative modulations of scientific theories in literary texts.

Collaborative Interdisciplinary Study of Science, Medicine and the Imagination Research Group at the Universities of Glamorgan and Cardiff, dedicated to the study of the history of science and the imagination (literary and cultural).

Selected Webzines and Blogs -- the culture of science in fact and fiction
A webzine dedicated to to the culture of science and its portrayal and perceptions in the media and popular culture.

FMS research scholar Cora Övermann’s blog series on frauenseiten looks at the position of women in science. Her blog series consists of numerous articles, including the latest ones on the scientist Nancy Hopkins and the lack women’s representation in various science disciplines (in German).

Scholarly Journals

Journal of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA);  articles on all aspects of the problems of science and representation, and the cultural and social dimensions of science, technology, and medicine. 

Journal of Literature and Science
A peer-reviewed, open access, digital academic journal; published twice annually in Summer and Winter.