Texas Tech University

Neocybernetics and Narrative


Book Description: 

Neocybernetics and Narrative (University of Minnesota Press, 2014) is an innovative application of systems theory to narrative and media. It opens a new chapter in Bruce Clarke's project of rethinking of narrative and media through systems theory as he declares the era of the cyborg to have ended. Reconceiving interrelations among subjects, media, significations, and the social, this study demonstrates second-order systems theory's potential to provide fresh insights into the familiar topics of media studies and narrative theory.


Author Bio: 

Bruce Clarke is Paul Whitfield Horn Professor of Literature and Science in the Department of English. Clarke co-edits the book series Meaning Systems, published by Fordham University Press. His most recent books include Neocybernetics and Narrative (Minnesota 2014); the essay collection Earth, Life, and System (Fordham 2015); and, co-edited with Manuela Rossini, The Cambridge Companion to Literature and the Posthuman (Cambridge 2017).