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Conceiving Creative Chance: The Case of Valéry


Vogel, Christina (2023). Conceiving Creative Chance: The Case of Valéry. In: Duprat, Anne; McIntosh Varjabédian, Fiona; Weber, Anne-Gaëlle. Figures of Chance I. Chance in Literature and the Arts (16th-21th Centuries). New York: Routledge, 351-353.

Abstract

Figures of Chance I: Chance in Literature and the Arts (16th–21st Centuries) proposes a transhistorical analysis that will serve as a reference work on the evolution of literary and artistic representations of chance and contingency. Alongside its multidisciplinary companion volume (Figures of Chance II), it considers how the projective and predictive capacity of societies is shaped by representations and cultural models of a reality that is understood, to varying degrees, to be contingent, unpredictable, or chaotic. Giving special emphasis to the French context while also developing broad cross-cultural comparisons, this volume examines the dialogue between evolving conceptions and changing representations of chance, from Renaissance figures of Fortune to the data-driven world of the present. Written by recognized specialists of each of the periods studied, it identifies and historicizes the main fictional and factual modes of portraying, narrating, and comprehending chance in the West.

Abstract

Figures of Chance I: Chance in Literature and the Arts (16th–21st Centuries) proposes a transhistorical analysis that will serve as a reference work on the evolution of literary and artistic representations of chance and contingency. Alongside its multidisciplinary companion volume (Figures of Chance II), it considers how the projective and predictive capacity of societies is shaped by representations and cultural models of a reality that is understood, to varying degrees, to be contingent, unpredictable, or chaotic. Giving special emphasis to the French context while also developing broad cross-cultural comparisons, this volume examines the dialogue between evolving conceptions and changing representations of chance, from Renaissance figures of Fortune to the data-driven world of the present. Written by recognized specialists of each of the periods studied, it identifies and historicizes the main fictional and factual modes of portraying, narrating, and comprehending chance in the West.

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Item Type:Book Section, not_refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Romance Studies
Dewey Decimal Classification:440 French & related languages
460 Spanish & Portuguese languages
410 Linguistics
470 Latin & Italic languages
450 Italian, Romanian & related languages
800 Literature, rhetoric & criticism
Language:English
Date:2023
Deposited On:07 May 2024 14:58
Last Modified:21 May 2024 15:47
Publisher:Routledge
ISBN:9781032358628
Additional Information:English translation by Maryn Back
OA Status:Closed
Related URLs:https://www.routledge.com/Figures-of-Chance-I-Chance-in-Literature-and-the-Arts-16th-21st-Centuries/Duprat-Varjabedian-Weber/p/book/9781032358628 (Publisher)
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