Editors: Tubbs, Robert, Jenkins, Alice and Engelhardt, Nina

Publication Year: 2021

Publisher: Macmillan Publisher Int'l Ltd.

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$189.00

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ISBN: 978-3-030-55477-4

Category: Language & Literature - Literature

Image Count:
23

Book Status: Available

Table of Contents

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.

- 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