Narrating Complexity

  • Richard Walsh
  • Susan Stepney

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Richard Walsh, Susan Stepney
      Pages 3-9
    3. Richard Walsh
      Pages 11-25
    4. Susan Stepney
      Pages 27-36
  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-38
    2. Adam Lively, Richard Walsh
      Pages 61-63
    3. Merja Polvinen
      Pages 65-79
    4. Marco Bernini, Susan Stepney, Merja Polvinen
      Pages 81-83
    5. Adam Lively, Federico Pianzola, Romana Turina
      Pages 143-148
    6. Leo Caves, Ana Teixeira de Melo, Richard Walsh
      Pages 197-199
    7. Julian F. Miller
      Pages 201-212
    8. James Bown, Alexey Goltsov
      Pages 253-268
    9. Leo Caves, Ana Teixeira de Melo, Susan Stepney, Emma Uprichard
      Pages 269-284
    10. Richard Walsh, Leo Caves, Ana Teixeira de Melo, Susan Stepney, Emma Uprichard
      Pages 285-287
    11. Jason Edwards
      Pages 289-292
  4. Part III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 293-294
    2. Richard Walsh, Susan Stepney
      Pages 295-318
    3. Susan Stepney, Richard Walsh
      Pages 319-322

About this book


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.


Complex systems Computer simulation Digital media Ecology Film studies Narrative Robotics Science communication

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard Walsh
    • 1
  • Susan Stepney
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of English and Related LiteratureUniversity of YorkYorkUK
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of YorkYorkUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-64712-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-64714-2
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