Chaos and Order : Complex Dynamics in Literature and Science

By: Hayles, N. KatherineMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandNew Practices of Inquiry: Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (317 p.)ISBN: 9780226230047Subject(s): Chaotic behavior in systems in literature | Literature and science | Literature, Modern -- 20th century -- History and criticismGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Chaos and Order : Complex Dynamics in Literature and ScienceDDC classification: 809 LOC classification: PN771Online resources: Click here to view this ebook. 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 fic
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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 fic

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