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).