I’m pleased to announce the publication of the newly published special issue of JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory, entitled “Narratologies of Science.” Guest edited by me, and featuring essays by Marco Caracciolo, Daniella Gáti, Pascale Manning, Eric Morel, Toon Staes and Rhona Trauvitch, it is the first part of a larger project on the ways in which the sciences provide generative challenges and case studies for narratology. You can find it here: https://muse.jhu.edu/issue/49136.
The first publication from my new SSHRC-funded project on science and narratology, is now out in Partial Answers: Journal of Literature and History of Ideas. Entitled “Limits of Narrative Science: Unnarratability and Neonarrative in Evolutionary Biology,” it is part of a special issue on “The Limits of Narrative,” edited by Samuli Björninen and Merja Polvinen. It features close readings of several diagrams depicting arms-race coevolutionary dynamics between pollinators and the flowers they visit.
An abridged version of my book’s chapter on Joyce, “A Portrait of the Artist as a ‘Biologist in Words’: Language, Epiphany and Atavistic Bildung,” appears in the newly-published Norton Critical Edition of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, 2nd ed., edited by John Paul Riquelme.
My chapter “Beyond the Search Image: Reading as (Re)search” is now out in the book Modernism, Theory, and Responsible Reading: A Critical Conversation, edited and introduced by Stephen Ross, with an Afterword by Paul St. Amour.