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The Resource Chaos and order : complex dynamics in literature and science, edited by N. Katherine Hayles

Chaos and order : complex dynamics in literature and science, edited by N. Katherine Hayles

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Chaos and order : complex dynamics in literature and science
Title
Chaos and order
Title remainder
complex dynamics in literature and science
Statement of responsibility
edited by N. Katherine Hayles
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Language
eng
Summary
The scientific discovery that chaotic systems embody deep structures of order is one of such wide-ranging implications that it has attracted attention across a spectrum of disciplines, including the humanities. In this volume, fourteen theorists explore the significance for literary and cultural studies of the new paradigm of chaotics, forging connections between contemporary literature and the science of chaos. They examine how changing ideas of order and disorder enable new readings of scientific and literary texts, from Newton's Principia to Ruskin's autobiography, from Victorian serial fiction to Borges's short stories. N. Katherine Hayles traces shifts in meaning that chaos has undergone within the Western tradition, suggesting that the science of chaos articulates categories that cannot be assimilated into the traditional dichotomy of order and disorder. She and her contributors take the relation between order and disorder as a theme and develop its implications for understanding texts, metaphors, metafiction, audience response, and the process of interpretation itself. Their innovative and diverse work opens the interdisciplinary field of chaotics to literary inquiry. - Publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hayles, Katherine
Series statement
New practices of inquiry
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literature, Modern
  • Chaotic behavior in systems in literature
  • Literature and science
Label
Chaos and order : complex dynamics in literature and science, edited by N. Katherine Hayles
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Complex dynamics in literature and science / N. Katherine Hayles -- Literature, complexity, interdisciplinarity / William Paulson -- Fictions as dissipative structures : Prigogine's theory and postmodernism's roadshow / David Porush -- Chaos of metafiction / Peter Stoicheff -- Emplotment of choas : instability and narrative order / Kenneth J. Knoespel -- Representing order : natural philosophy, mathematics, and theology in the Newtonian revolution / Robert Markley -- Authorization of form : Ruskin and the science of chaos / Sheila Emerson -- Linear stories and circular visions : the decline of the Victorian serial / Linda K. Hughes, Michael Lund -- Science and the mythopoeic mind : the case of H.D. / Adalaide Morris -- Representation and bifurcation : Borge's garden of chaos dynamics -- Thomas P. Weissert
  • Modeling the chaosphere : Stanislaw Lem's alien communications / Istvan Csicsery-Ronay -- Negentropy, noise, and emancipatory thought / Eric Charles White -- Michel Serres : in search of a tropography / Maria L. Assad
Control code
22629903
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 308 pages
Isbn
9780226321448
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
90020264
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1381636
Label
Chaos and order : complex dynamics in literature and science, edited by N. Katherine Hayles
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Complex dynamics in literature and science / N. Katherine Hayles -- Literature, complexity, interdisciplinarity / William Paulson -- Fictions as dissipative structures : Prigogine's theory and postmodernism's roadshow / David Porush -- Chaos of metafiction / Peter Stoicheff -- Emplotment of choas : instability and narrative order / Kenneth J. Knoespel -- Representing order : natural philosophy, mathematics, and theology in the Newtonian revolution / Robert Markley -- Authorization of form : Ruskin and the science of chaos / Sheila Emerson -- Linear stories and circular visions : the decline of the Victorian serial / Linda K. Hughes, Michael Lund -- Science and the mythopoeic mind : the case of H.D. / Adalaide Morris -- Representation and bifurcation : Borge's garden of chaos dynamics -- Thomas P. Weissert
  • Modeling the chaosphere : Stanislaw Lem's alien communications / Istvan Csicsery-Ronay -- Negentropy, noise, and emancipatory thought / Eric Charles White -- Michel Serres : in search of a tropography / Maria L. Assad
Control code
22629903
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 308 pages
Isbn
9780226321448
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
90020264
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1381636

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