Mosaic: a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature
Volume 46, Number 4, December 2013
pp. 37-58 | 10.1353/mos.2013.0044
The “network” has become a dominant metaphor in contemporary thought. By analyzing its history, this essay argues that this metaphor has evolved through re-projection, and that several literary texts also suggest that an imminent paradigm shift may address longstanding interdisciplinary concerns with the network-concept’s adequacy.