This week we will celebrate the publication of MFA nonfiction professor (and philosopher and ecologist) Jeff Lockwood’s new book, The Infested Mind (Oxford UP).
Like his previous titles—which variously explored the disappearance of locusts from the American frontier, the ethics of grasshopper extermination and the history of insects used as weapons of war—The Infested Mind is a genre-bending narrative that integrates personal stories, literary writing and cutting edge science into an investigation of the human-insect relationship.
For those interested in Lockwood’s exploration, but too squeamish to jump right into the book (there are photos), Lockwood is blogging about insect fear (and love) of insects for Psychology Today magazine throughout the coming months. The first post, “Good Night, Sleep Tight (Or Not!), published November 8, is available now at http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-infested-mind. Check it out now!