Narrating Complexity

Editors: Walsh, Richard, Stepney, Susan (Eds.)

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  • New approach to complex systems thinking and understanding
  • Interdisciplinary approach to narrative theory and understanding complex narratives
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This book stages a dialogue between international researchers from the broad fields of complexity science and narrative studies. It presents an edited collection of chapters on aspects of how narrative theory from the humanities may be exploited to understand, explain, describe, and communicate aspects of complex systems, such as their emergent properties, feedbacks, and downwards causation; and how ideas from complexity science can inform narrative theory, and help explain, understand, and construct new, more complex models of narrative as a cognitive faculty and as a pervasive cultural form in new and old media.

The book is suitable for academics, practitioners, and professionals, and postgraduates in complex systems, narrative theory, literary and film studies, new media and game studies, and science communication.

About the authors

Richard Walsh is a member of the Dept. of English and Related Literature in the University of York. He teaches modules in American literature and in theories of story, covering fiction and non-fiction, the earliest years of cinema, and graphic novels, as well as narratives in digital and interactive media. Susan Stepney is a professor of Computer Science in the University of York. Her main area of interest is non-standard computation, in particular bioinspired algorithms, complex adaptive systems, emergent properties, and nanite assemblers.

Table of contents (23 chapters)

Table of contents (23 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook £87.50
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-64714-2
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Hardcover £109.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-64712-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Narrating Complexity
Editors
  • Richard Walsh
  • Susan Stepney
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-64714-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-64714-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-64712-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 322
Number of Illustrations
16 b/w illustrations, 32 illustrations in colour
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