The Palgrave Handbook of Literature and Mathematics

Editors: Tubbs, Robert, Jenkins, Alice and Engelhardt, Nina
Publication Year: 2021
Publisher: Macmillan Publisher Int'l Ltd.

Single-User Purchase Price: $189.00
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ISBN: 978-3-030-55477-4
Category: Language & Literature - Literature
Image Count: 23
Book Status: Available
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Provides a comprehensive overview of the intersection between literature and mathematics and features wide-ranging scholarship on a variety of areas from medieval literature to contemporary literature.

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction: Relationships and Connections Between Literature and Mathematics - Nina Engelhardt and Robert Tubbs
  • Part I: Mathematics in Literature
  • Numbered Possibilities: Chaucer and the Evolution of Late-Medieval Mathematics - David Baker
  • Mercantile Arithmetic, Financial Profit, and Ben Jonson's The Devil Is an Ass - Joe Jarrett
  • Mathematics and Poetry in the Nineteenth Century - Daniel Brown
  • Non-Normative Euclideans: Victorian Literature and the Untaught Geometer - Alice Jenkins
  • Mathematical Contrariness in George Eliot's Novels - Derek Ball
  • Mathematics in Russian Avant-Garde Literature - Anke Niederbudde
  • Uses of Chaos Theory and Fractal Geometry in Fiction - Alex Kasman
  • Mathematical Clinamen in the Encyclopedic Novel: Pynchon, DeLillo, Wallace - Stuart Taylor
  • Squaring the Circle: A Literary History - Robert Tubbs
  • Part II: Mathematics and Literary Forms
  • Mathematics and Poetic Meter - Jason David Hall
  • Randomizing Form: Stochastics and Combinatorics in Postwar Literature - Alison James
  • Oulipian Mathematics - Warren Motte
  • Mathematics and Dramaturgy in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries - Liliane Campos
  • Nonlinearity, Writing, and Creative Process - Ira Livingston
  • Part III: Mathematics, Modernism, and Literature
  • Mathematics and Modernism - Nina Engelhardt
  • Mathematics in German Literature: Paradoxes of Infinity - Howard Pollack-Milgate
  • The Ghosts of Departed Quantities: Samuel Beckett and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz - Chris Ackerley
  • “Numbers Have Such Pretty Names”: Gertrude Stein's Mathematical Poetics - Anne Brubaker
  • Modernist Literature and Modernist Mathematics I: Mathematics and Composition, with Mallarmé, Heisenberg, and Derrida - Arkady Plotnitsky
  • Modernist Literature and Modernist Mathematics II: Mathematics and Event, with Mallarmé, Gödel, and Badiou - Arkady Plotnitsky
  • Part IV: Relations Between Literature and Mathematics
  • King Lear, Without the Mathematics: From Reading Mathematics to Reading Mathematically - Travis D. Williams
  • Newton, Burns, and a Poetics of Figure: Toward a Prehistory of Consilience - Matthew Wickman
  • The Mathematics of Associationism in Laurence Sterne's Tristram Shandy - Aaron Ottinger
  • Romantic Parts and Wholes, Statistical and Literary - Margaret Kolb
  • “Colours of the Dying Dolphin”: Nineteenth-Century Defenses of Literature and Mathematics - Imogen Forbes-Macphail
  • Combinatorial Characters - Andrea Henderson
  • Datelines - Steven Connor
  • The Metaphor as an Equation: Ezra Pound and the Similitudes of Representation - Jocelyn Rodal
  • Part V: Mathematics as Literature
  • Rehearsing in the Margins: Mathematical Print and Mathematical Learning in the Early Modern Period - Benjamin Wardhaugh
  • Mathematics, Narrative, and Temporality - Marcus Tomalin
  • A Cognitive and Quantitative Approach to Mathematical Concretization - Marc Alexander