Author B. Clarke
Bruce Clarke is Paul Whitfield Horn Professor of Literature and Science in the Department of English at Texas Tech University. His research focuses on 19th- and 20th-century literature and science, with special interests in systems theory and narrative theory. He edits the book series Meaning Systems, published by Fordham University Press. In 2010–11 he was Senior Fellow at the International Research Institute for Cultural Technologies and Media Philosophy, Bauhaus-University Weimar. His publications include Energy Forms: Allegory and Science in the Era of Classical Thermodynamics (2001), Posthuman Metamorphosis: Narrative and Systems (2008), and the edited collections Emergence and Embodiment: New Essays in Second-Order Systems Theory (2009), and the Routledge Companion to Literature and Science (2010).

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Clarke B. (2009) Heinz von Foerster’s demons: The emergence of second-order systems theory. In: Clarke B. & Hansen M. (eds.) Emergence and embodiment: New essays on second-order systems theory. Duke University Press, Durham: 34–61. Fulltext at
Clarke B. (2009) Interview with Heinz von Foerster. In: Clarke B. & Hansen M. (eds.) Emergence and embodiment: New essays on second-order systems theory. Duke University Press, Durham: 26–33. Fulltext at
Clarke B. (2011) Heinz von Foerster and Niklas Luhmann: The cybernetics of social systems theory. Cybernetics & Human Knowing 18(3–4): 95–99. Fulltext at
Clarke B. (2011) Systems theory. In: Clarke B. & Rossini M. (eds.) The Routledge companion to literature and science. Routledge, New York: 214–225. Fulltext at
Clarke B. (2012) Autopoiesis and the planet. In: Sussman H. (ed.) Impasses of the post-global theory in the era of climate change. Volume 2. Open Humanities Press, Ann Arbor: 58–75. Fulltext at
Clarke B. (2012) From Information to Cognition: The Systems Counterculture, Heinz von Foerster’s Pedagogy, and Second-Order Cybernetics. Constructivist Foundations 7(3): 196-207. Fulltext at
Clarke B. (2013) Gaming the trace: Systems theory for comparative literature. The Comparatist 37: 186–199.
Clarke B. (2014) John Lilly, The Mind of the Dolphin, and Communication Out of Bounds. Communication +1 3: article 8. Fulltext at
Clarke B. (2019) Finding cybernetics. World Futures 75(1–2): 17–28. Fulltext at
Clarke B. (2021) How Can Algorithms Participate in Communication?. Constructivist Foundations 16(3): 366–368. Fulltext at
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