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Melissa Littlefield

Melissa Littlefield

Contact Information

102D English
217-244-1835
mml@illinois.edu

Teaching

Feminist Science Studies, Science Fiction, Critical Theory, Feminist Theory

Specializations

Science and Literature, Feminist Science Studies, Science Fiction, Technology and Modernity, Body Studies

Publications

Books and Edited Collections
Littlefield, Melissa M. 2011. The Lying Brain: Lie Detection in Science and Science Fiction. Ann
Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Littlefield, Melissa M. and Jenell Johnson. 2012. The Neuroscientific Turn: Transdisciplinarity in the Age of the Brain. University of Michigan Press.


Selected Articles and Book Chapters
Littlefield, Melissa M., Des Fitzgerald, Kasper Knudsen, James Tonks, and Martin Dietz. 2014. “Contextualizing Neuro-Collaborations: Reflections on a Transdisciplinary fMRI Lie Detection Experiment” Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Special Issue: Critical Neuuoscience

Fitzgerald, Des; Melissa M. Littlefield; Kasper Knudsen; James Tonks; and Martin Dietz. 2014. “Doing a transdisciplinary neuroscience: Ambivalence, equivocation, and the politics of experimental knowledge.” Social Studies of Science

Littlefield, Melissa M. July 2014. “From Handwriting to ‘Brain’ Writing: The Neuroscientific Turn in Graphology” Writing PostHuman Writing ed. Sid Dobrin. Parlor Press.

Littlefield, Melissa M. 2011. “Historicizing the CSI Effect(s): The Real and the Representational in American Scientific Detective Fiction and Print News Media, 1902-1935” Crime, Media, Culture 7(2): 133-148.

Johnson, Jenell and Melissa M. Littlefield. 2011. “Lost and Found in Translation: Popular Neuroscience and the Emerging Neurodisciplines” Advances in Medical Sociology, Special Issue, Reflections on Neuroscience. Vol. 13: 279-297.

Work in Progress

Littlefield, Melissa and Jenell Johnson. “Prefixation and the Emergent Neurodisciplines: A
Genealogy of the ‘Neuro-’”

Littlefield, Melissa, Desmond Fitzgerald, Kasper Knudsen, James Tonks, and Martin Dietz “A
telling truth: veridical statements about others activates insula and medial prefrontal cortex”