Article ID: CBB000932871

Um replicador em movimento: aproximações entre a poética narrativa de Borges e o programa de pesquisa dos memes (2008)

unapi

Waizbort, Ricardo (Author)
de la Rocque, Lucia (Author)


História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
Volume: 15
Pages: 183--195


Publication Date: 2008
Edition Details: Article also in English. English title: [A Replicator in Movement: Similarities between Borges' Poetic Narrative and the Memes Research Agenda]
Language: Portuguese

Jorge Luis Borges' extensive fantasy writings have been read as a critique of traditional science and logic and as a repudiation of the individual's importance, of the presumption of reality itself, and, consequently, of the forms of knowledge accessible to us. The article presents a new way of understanding Borges' poetic narrative, evincing this narrative's ability to grasp cultural phenomenon from a scientific perspective. An analogy is drawn between Borges' poetic narrative and memetics, the latter being an attempt to interpret human nature in terms not only of genes but also of memes - that is, ideas understood as cultural patterns. Although any literary work is a vehicle for ideas, Borges, who writes in an extraordinarily critical fashion, seems particularly aware of the independence of ideas and therefore, the article asserts, his characters can be seen as prisoners inside labyrinths of memes.

...More
Citation URI
https://data.isiscb.org/isis/citation/CBB000932871/

Similar Citations

Article Matthew Rooney; (2016)
A Fearful Symmetry: Borges and the Geometric Language of the Brain (/isis/citation/CBB142242096/)

Chapter Ljudmilla Chapovalova; (2014)
Tra fantasia e realtà: lo scienziato russo nelle opere di Michail Bulgakov (/isis/citation/CBB731416132/)

Book Peter Middleton; (2015)
Physics Envy: American Poetry and Science in the Cold War and After (/isis/citation/CBB288779393/)

Chapter Franz Haas; (2014)
Università, mediocrità, infelicità. Gli scienziati tormentati di Daniel Kehlmann (/isis/citation/CBB986682857/)

Chapter Giovanna Chiara Graziati; (2003)
Verso una bibliografia critica sul rapporto tra scienza e letteratura dal dopoguerra ai giorni nostri (/isis/citation/CBB928129443/)

Chapter Marco Castellari; (2014)
"Sia lodato il dubbio!". Figure di scienziati in Bertolt Brecht (/isis/citation/CBB069453809/)

Book Christine Lehleiter; (2016)
Fact and Fiction: Literary and Scientific Cultures in Germany and Britain (/isis/citation/CBB104329023/)

Book Peter J. Bowler; (2017)
A History of the Future: Prophets of Progress from H. G. Wells to Isaac Asimov (/isis/citation/CBB074226848/)

Article Anton Kirchhofer; Anna Auguscik; (2017)
Triangulating the Two Cultures Entanglement: The Sciences and the Humanities in the Public Sphere (/isis/citation/CBB813629209/)

Article Evangelina Uskoković; Theo Uskoković; Victoria Wu; Vuk Uskoković; (2020)
...And All the World a Dream: Memory Outlining the Mysterious Temperature-Dependency of Crystallization of Water, a.k.a. the Mpemba Effect (/isis/citation/CBB734044071/)

Book Carmelina Imbroscio; (2003)
Il testo letterario e il sapere scientifico (/isis/citation/CBB822024738/)

Chapter Jean-Marc Lévy-Leblond; (2003)
Le miroir, la cornue et la pierre de touche. Ou: que peut la littérature pour la science? (/isis/citation/CBB629158204/)

Chapter Isabella Pezzini; (2003)
Lo spazio letterario: sguardi e razionalità a confronto (/isis/citation/CBB983107659/)

Chapter Pierpaolo Antonello; (2003)
Metafora e immaginazione in campo scientifico e invenzione letteraria (/isis/citation/CBB536508636/)

Book Larson, Wendy; (2009)
From Ah Q to Lei Feng: Freud and Revolutionary Spirit in 20th Century China (/isis/citation/CBB001020718/)

Article Clayton, Jay; (2013)
The Ridicule of Time: Science Fiction, Bioethics, and the Posthuman (/isis/citation/CBB001200682/)

Book Hitchcock, Susan Tyler; (2007)
Frankenstein: A Cultural History (/isis/citation/CBB000774270/)

Book Zajko, Vanda; O'Gorman, Ellen; (2013)
Classical Myth and Psychoanalysis: Ancient and Modern Stories of the Self (/isis/citation/CBB001212959/)

Authors & Contributors
Hitchcock, Susan Tyler
Larson, Wendy
Clayton, Jay
O'Gorman, Ellen
Zajko, Vanda
Marco Castellari
Journals
Journal of Literature and Science
American Literary History
Substantia: An International Journal of the History of Chemistry
Publishers
CLUEB
W. W. Norton & Co.
Stanford University Press
Oxford University Press
Cambridge University Press
University of Toronto Press
Concepts
Science and literature
Science and culture
Science fiction
Science and ethics
Interdisciplinary approach to knowledge
Western world, civilization and culture
People
Borges, Jorge Luis
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
Freud, Sigmund
García Márquez, Gabriel (1927-2014)
Time Periods
20th century
19th century
Modern
21st century
18th century
17th century
Places
Europe
Germany
United States
China
Great Britain
Sweden
Comments

Be the first to comment!

{{ comment.created_by.username }} on {{ comment.created_on | date:'medium' }}

Log in or register to comment