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Ometeca (ISSN 1041-3650) is a refereed scholarly publication that has been devoted to the relations of the humanities and science since 1989. It publishes theoretical articles on the relations of humanities and science in general; critical studies on science in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian literatures and cultures, and sciencepoetry.  Ometeca publishes material in three languages: English, Portuguese, and Spanish.  See  the pull-down menu under the “Journal” tab for the recent “Vols.,” as well as for “Submissions and “Subscriptions” information.

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Vol. 24 (forthcoming 2018-19): focus on Brazil, part I; Spanish America and Spain, part II

Vol. 23 (2017)

Vol. 22 (2016)

Vol. 21 (2015): Special Edition in Honor of Kevin. S. Larsen

Vol. 19/20 (double issue, 2014-15)

Vol. 18 (2013)

Vol. 17 (2012)

Vol. 16 (2011)

Older (2010-1989)

Vol. 14/15 (double, 2010):
A Special Volume on Educating for Ecological Sustainability

Excerpt from Preface by Guest Editor: “The goal of this special edition on Educating for Ecological Sustainability is to provide readers with a compendium of insights and strategies for transforming academic disciplines, pedagogical practices, and our larger educational vision. The pursuit of ecological sustainability is a current and crucial challenge. . . .

This special edition provides insights toward solutions, while recognizing the enormity of the task. We are talking about changing structures, thinking, and habits, on a large scale, which is obviously a daunting challenge. Daunting, but necessary. Education is key. Like all volumes of this type, it makes a contribution to a worldwide “coming to awareness” (tomando consciencia).

. . . Ometeca’s vision of integrating the sciences and the humanities, or at least putting them into dialogue, has always provided me, and many others, opportunities to think outside the academic box we too often find ourselves in. It is my hope that this special edition helps us to think big and differently about education in an age of ecocrisis.”

William Homestead, New England College


Education for Sustainability: Scholarship at the Intersection of the Arts, Humanities, and Sciences by Tom Kelly: p. 16

Steps to the Recovery of Ecological Intelligence by C. A. Bowers: p. 43

Preparing Future Generations: Climate Change, Sustainability and the Moral Obligation of Higher Education by Dane Scott: p. 53

Stories as a Social Transformation Tool to Work toward a Sustainable Future: Sustainability Stories Help Put the Pieces Together, Connect the Dots, and Build Sustainable Communities by Thomas R. Hudspeth: p. 77

Preparing the Next Generation of Leaders to Practice Sustainability by Robert B. Seaman: p. 107

Teaching Sustainability as a Living Practice: A Place-Based Course of Intellect, Heart, and Behavior by Lisa K. Barlow: p. 124

The Greening of Religion: Insights and Principles for Teaching about Religion and Ecological Sustainability by Dan Spencer: p. 138

Green Chemistry as a Central Area for Interfaces between the Humanities and Sciences by Liliana Mammino: p. 164

Environmental Dance as an Educational Practice for Ecological Sustainability: Raising Epistemic Consciousness among Educators by Dianne Eno: p. 191

How to Sustain Your Mind While You Sustain the World by Linda Wiener: p. 216

Starting a Farm at Your School by Josh Slotnick: p. 225

Learning From the Past: Environmental Hazards and Human Responses by Teresa Kwiatkowska and William Forbes: p. 234

Educating for Ecological Sustainability in Political Science by Peter G. Stillman: p. 252

Urban Sustainability: Teaching at the Interface of Environmental and Urban Studies by Brian J. Godfrey: p. 274

Restorative Environments and Human Well Being: How We Treat the Earth Is How We Treat Ourselves by M.J. Raleigh: p. 294

Wilderness Experience and First-Year Programs by Brian Van Brunt: p. 309

Storytelling for Sustainability by Meredith Bird Miller: p. 320

Collapse Tourism: Reflections Floating Face Down by Joseph Henry Vogel: p. 342

Communicative Praxis in an Age of Ecocrisis by William Homestead: p. 347

Book Reviews

Ayala, Francisco J. Darwin’s Gift to Science and Religion. Reviewed by Kevin S. Larsen: p. 393

Fray Alonso de Veracruz (1507-1584): Misionero del Saber y Protector de Indios. Reviewed by Martha Muciño: p. 396

Vol. 13 (2009)


Copernicus in the Philippines, 1600 by John N. Crossley: p. 14

Influjo de la «Escuela de Salamanca» en las Independencias Americanas by Miguel Anxo Peña González: p. 27

Encuentro Lingüístico: El Español en América y las Primeras Lenguas Indígenas by Rafael Lazcano: p. 69

Respuesta Bioclimática de la Arquitectura Colonial Religiosa en México by Gloria María Castorena and Aníbal Figueroa: p. 76

El descubrimiento de Nuevas Rutas Marítimas en el Siglo XVI y su Influencia en el Desarrollo del Arte by Ana Julia Arroyo: p. 89

Fray Alonso de la Veracruz y la Cosmografía Augustiniana by Armando Barrañón: p. 104

Encuentro de dos Culturas: sus Representaciones Simbólicas en la Medicina y el Diagnóstico by Javier de la Fuente Rocha: p. 117

Scientific Discourse in Hispanic Letters: Columbus and the Coding of Culture by Jerry Hoeg: p. 131

Calvino, Borges and Scientific Imagination by Floyd Merrell: p. 139

Was Machado de Assis an Evolutionary Psychologist? by Marie-Odile Monier Chelini and Emma Otta: p. 164

Disfunciones de la Memoria en “Funes el Memorioso” y Memento: Una Lectura Neurocultural by Luis I. Prádanos: 174


Mysteries by Kathryn L. Nevin: p. 186

Sólo un Instante by Rafael Català: p. 187

In an Instant by Rafael Català, translated by James Romano: p. 188

Lo Que Puede el Darse Cuenta, by Rafael Català: p. 189

What Becoming Aware Can Do, by Rafael Català, translated by Suzanne Sausville: p. 190

Book Reviews

José Manuel Sánchez Ron, ed. La ciencia y El Quijote, Reviewed by Kevin S. Larsen: p. 191

Hoeg, Jerry; Larsen, Kevin S., eds. Interdisciplinary Essays on Darwinism in Hispanic Literature and Film: The Intersection of Science and the Humanities, Reviewed by James D. Anderson: p. 197.

Vol. 12 (2008)


Clearing the Deck: The New Evolutionary Theory, by David Sloan Wilson : p. 16

Narrative as Social Mapping — Case Study: The Trickster Genre and the Free Rider Problem, by Michelle Scalise Sugiyama : p. 24

To Discover, an Intransitive Verb: Christopher Columbus’s First Encounter with the American Landscape, by Beatriz Rivera-Barnes : p. 43.

On the Use of English as the Language of Communication in the Social Sciences, by Patrick-André Mather : p. 59

Some Implications of Cognitive Psychology for Chicana/o Literature, by Jeff P. Turpin : p. 67.

Histeria, afeminamiento y La Amiga Íntima de María del Pilar Sinués, by Camilo Gomides : p. 85

A Disciple of Jean-Jacques Rousseau under the Coconut Trees: Journey to Guinea and the Caribbean Islands in Columbia, by Sandra Marchand : p. 98

Ecocriticism as an Economic School of Thought: Woody Allen’s Match Point as Exemplary, by Joseph Henry Vogel : p. 105

A fêmea seletiva: Uma interpretação darwinista de O cortiço (1890), de Aluísio Azevedo, by Ricardo Waizbort : p. 120

The Moral Sense of Suitors and Selectors in Jacinto Octavio Picón, by Travis Landry : p. 137

From Virile to Sterile: Feminization, Masculinity and Darwinism in Late Nineteenth-Century Argentina, by Adriana Novoa : p. 152

Book Reviews

T[homas] E. Bell. Galdós and Darwin, Reviewed by Dale J. Pratt : p. 176

Linda Wiener and Ramsey Eric Ramsey. Leaving Us to Wonder: An Essay on the Questions Science Can’t Ask, Reviewed by Dale J. Pratt : p. 179

Evelyn Fishburn and Eduardo L. Ortiz, ed. Science and the Creative Imagination in Latin America, Reviewed by Jerry Hoeg : p.182

Joseph Carroll. Literary Darwinism: Evolution, Human Nature, and Literature, Reviewed by Kevin S. Larsen : p. 184

Robert Storey. Mimesis and the Human Animal: On the Biogenetic Foundations of Literary Representation, Reviewed by Kevin S. Larsen : p. 187

Vol. 11 (2007)


A Parody of Madness in El loco by Pedro Molina, by Luis A. Jiménez : p. 10

Illusions and Reality: the Hidden Biology of Fantasy, Secrecy, and Mystery, by David P. Barash : p. 22

La Escuela de Salamanca y la Enseñanza Agustina de la Cosmografía en la Nueva España, by Armando Barrañón Cedillo : p. 32

The Social Construction of Age: A Look at the Discourses, by Patricia Andrew : p. 50

Between Models and Metaphors: On the Popularization of Techno-Science in Contemporary Spain, by Juan Bautista Bengoetxea : p. 75

Science Writing and Beautiful Writing, by Liliana Mammino : p. 104

The Two Stories: Ecological Facts and Environmental Values, by Teresa Kwiatkowska : p. 128

Razón y Sensibilidad: Alrededor del Sacrificio, by Raúl Hernández Valdés : p.   139

Evolutionary Narrative: An AdaptationistApproach to Narrative, by Jerry Hoeg : p. 153

El Proyecto Ometeca sobre la Convergencia de las Ciencias y las Humanidades, by Eduardo A. Castro : p. 177

Book Reviews

David P. Barash and Nanelle R. Barash. Madame Bovary’s Ovaries: A Darwinian Look at Literature, Reviewed by Kevin S. Larsen : p. 186

Jerry Hoeg and Kevin S. Larsen, eds. Science, Literature, and Film in the Hispanic World, Reviewed by Eduardo A. Castro : p. 190

Jennifer M. Correy. Perceptions of Magic in Medieval Spanish Literature, Reviewed by Kevin S. Larsen : p. 192

Vol. 10 (2006)


Adaptationist Literary Study: An Introductory Guide, by Joseph Carroll : p. 18

Social Contagion and the Concept of Culturome: Biomedical Metaphors in Understanding Culture, by Katya Mandoki : p. 41

A ficção crítica (aproximações entre a hermenêutica de Gadamer e o mundo 3 de Popper via Borges), by Ricardo Waizbort : p. 51

For a Brief History of Cyberculture in Hispania: Some Remarks and Proposals, by Andoni Alonso and Iñaki Arzoz : p. 86

Tecnología y sociedad más allá del siglo XX: Desde Ortega y Gasset hasta una nueva propuesta ética, by Ramón Queraltó : p. 104

Imagining Human Possibilities: A Plea for Technological Completeness, by Juan José Zoreda-Lozano and Margaret Lee Zoreda : p. 123

La creatividad en la enseñanza de la ingeniería, by Nora B Okulik and Alicia H. Jubert : p. 141

Liderazgo y literatura en la era del conocimiento, by Eduardo A. Castro : p. 153

La doble naturaleza de la imaginación y la dinámica frenética de la Fantasía (O cómo el pecado del hombre no fue comer un fruto sino crear un cuento), by Álvaro Reyes Toxqui : p. 172

An Ecocritical Analysis of The Old Man Who Read Love Stories by Luis Sepúlveda, by Camilo Gomides and Joseph Henry Vogel : p. 182

La Edad Media y el Renacimiento, by Rafael Català : p. 202

Book Reviews

Horacio C. Reggini. El futuro no es más lo que era: La tecnología y la gente en tiempos de Internet, Reviewed by María Cristina Boiero de De Angelo : p. 208

Andrew Brown. Test Tube Envy: Science and Power in Argentine Narrative, Reviewed by Jerry Hoeg : p. 212

Tomás Monterrey, ed. Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses, Reviewed by Jerry Hoeg : p. 213

José Manuel Sánchez Ron. Cincel, martillo y piedra: Historia de la ciencia en España (siglos XIX y XX), Reviewed by Kevin Larsen : p. 214

Stephen Jay Gould. The Hedgehog, the Fox, and the Magister’s Pox, Reviewed by Kevin Larsen : p. 217

Vol. 9 (2005)


Building Scientists’ Moral Responsibility through Science Fiction/La ciencia-ficción en la construcción de la responsabilidad moral del científico, by María Cristina Boiero de De Angelo

El proceso de desenvolvimiento espiritual: ¿Experiencia científica o fenomenología exclusivamente individual? y otras películas neo noir, by Eduardo A. Castro

Innovative Interactions between Sciences and the Humanities, by Luis O. Arata

Consilience of Human Evolution and a Seemingly Trivial Detail in “The Story of the Captive” by Cervantes / La “consiliencia” de la evolución humana y un pormenor aparentemente trivial en “La historia del cautivo” de Miguel Cervantes, by Camilo Gomides

The Myth of the Machine and the Machine as a Work of Art: Reflections on the Work of Lewis Mumford, by Bruno Gulli

Hacia una mayor vinculación entre Ciencia y Humanidades, by Leonor L. López Tevez, Nora B. Okulik, y Alicia H. Jubert

Ciencias, humanidades, educación: Ecos latinoamericanos de la polémica en torno a “las dos culturas” / Sciences, Humanities, Education: Latin American echos on the Discussion about “The Two Cultures,” by Cristina Beatriz Fernández

Las consecuencias indeseadas de la ciencia: Una lectura ética desde Latinoamérica, by Abelardo Barra Ruatta

La escuela y la conformación del lector: Aportes desde la investigación, by María Dolores Duarte

Some General-Character Reflections on the Relationships Between Humanities and Sciences, by Liliana Mammino

La razón de ser: El equilibrio dinámico, by Heriberto Jáuregui Lorda

Ecological Debt and the Existence Value of Biodiversity: The Evidence Begins with the Diario of Columbus’ First Voyage to America, 1492-1493, by Joseph Henry Vogel and Camilo F. Gomides


Darrell B.Lockhart, ed. Latin American Science Fiction Writers: An A-Z Guide, Reviewed by John Riddle

Jerry Hoeg. Science, Technology and Latin American Narrative in the Twentieth Century and Beyond, Reviewed by Luis A. Jiménez

Mariano Ben Plotkin. Freud in the Pampas: The Emergence and Development of a Psychoanalytic Culture in Argentina, and editor Argentina on the Couch: Psychiatry, State, and Society, 1880 to the Present, Reviewed by Kevin Larsen

Damien Broderick. The Architecture of Babel: Discourses of Literature and Science, and six other books on science and literature, Reviewed by Jerry Hoeg

Notes and News

From Science to Technology and Violence: Philosophy That Makes a Difference, by Carl Mitcham

Green Letters: Science and Literature, by Jerry Hoeg

Vol. 8 (2004)


Arte y artificio de la ciencia histológica”: Pío del Río-Hortega y Federico García Lorca, by Cecelia Cavanaugh

Representaciones cinemáticas de inteligencia artificial: la realidad e identidad del individuo en Abre los ojos y otras películas neo noir, by Juan Carlos Martin

“Degenerados, genios y figuras”: Spanish Novelists and Max Nordau in the 1890s, by Dale J. Pratt

The Zoning of Envidiópolis: Urban Planning and Reform in La desheredada, by Anne W. Gilfoil

“The Beautiful Humanity: Nature and Culture in Scheiller’s Aesthetics” by Teresa Kwiatkowska

Histórica transmoderna para la ciencia colonial novohispana, by Jaime Vilchis R.

Some Reflections About Objectivity and Truth in Science, by Eduardo Alberto Castro

Carlos Fuentes’ Dystopia: Cristóbal Nonato, by Alicia Rivero


Laura Otis. Metaphors of Invasion in Nineteenth-Century Literature, Science, and Politics, and Vacation Stories by Santiago Ramón y Cajal, translated by Laura Otis. Reviewed by Kevin S. Larsen

Dale J. Pratt.  Signs of Science: Literature, Science, and Spanish Modernity since 1868. Reviewed by Kevin S. Larsen

Vernon A. Chamberlin. The Perils of Interpreting “Fortunata’s Dream” and Other Studies in Galdós. Reviewed by Kevin S. Larsen

Wilson, Stephen. Information Arts: Intersections of Art, Science, and Technology. Reviewed by Jerry Hoeg

Alonso Andoni. El arte de lo indecible (Wittgenstein y las vanguardias). Reviewed by Carl Mitcham

Isidoro Reguera. Wittgenstein: Un ensayo a su costa. Reviewed by Carl Mitcham

Notes and News

Carl MitchamTwo New Centers of Philosophy and Tecnology in the Spanish Speaking World

Poetry / Poesía

Andrei Smirnov, Fragment

Rafael Català, Magic Johnson se baña y otras películas neo noir

–––, Magic Johnson Heads for the Shower

Vol. 7 (2003)


An Ecology of Communication / Una Ecología de la Comunicación, by William Homestead

Ethics of the Unpredictable: Toward a New Understanding of Living Systems / La Ética de lo Impredecible: Hacia una Nueva Interpretación de los Sistemas Vivos, by Teresa Kwiatkowska

El Diálogo entre el Arte y la Ciencia: Un Camino hacia la Integración de la Conciencia, by Ana María Llamazares, Gabriela Siracusano, y Clara Kriger

The Indispensable Interpretive Role of Time: Deferent Literary Meaning and Convergent “Scientific” Truth / El Rol Indispensable e Interpretacional del Tiempo: Significado Literario Divergente y la Verdad Científica Convergente, by Alan D. Manning

In Memoriam, by Luis Fernando Rivera

The Poetry of G. Trakl in M. Heidegger’s Analysis / La poesía de G. Trakl en el Análisis de Heidegger, by Luis Fernando Rivera

A Qualitative Research Design for Literary Response in a Foreign Language, by Margaret Lee Zoreda

Postmodern Science, Systems Complexity, and Multicultural/Transcultural Concerns, by Juan J. Zoreda-Lozano and Margaret Lee Zoreda

Crossing Perception Thresholds through Literature, by María Cristina Boiero de De Angelo and Ana Celi de Torti


José Carlos Tiago de Oliveira, ed. J. Tiago de Oliveira: O Homem e a Obra. Reviewed Marguerite Itamar Harrison

Larsen, Kevin S. La ciencia aplicada: Gabriel Miró y la tradición científica. Reviewed by Jerry Hoeg

 Vol. 5/6 (double, 2002):
Ética y Docencia — Homenaje a la Dra. Haydée Vitali

Dedication / Homenaje

A la Dra. Haydée Vitali

Preface / Prefacio



Miguel Alvarado, Cuatro poemas / Four Poems:

  1. Nikolai Morozov, poeta científico;
  2. La palabra / nos inventa;
  3. en un mismo espacio;
  4. darle vuelta a la punta del tiempo

Ileana Fuentes, A matter of choice

The Poets


“Not Better, Exactly, No. But More in Touch With Reality”: Hypoesis vs. Metaphor in Science Fiction, by Eric Heyne

Arte y Ciencia: Una Comunión de ideas, by Gabriela Siracusano

The Definition Phase in Systems Development and Art Criticism, by Richard Kibbey

The Renaissance Encyclopedia, by John Lepage

Fractal Logic In Romanticism and Posthumanities / La Lógica Fractal del Romanticismo y las Posthumanidades, tr. de Eleonora Falco, by Ira Livingston

A Pattern of Discovery of Canonical and Occult Sciences in Horacio Quiroga’s “The Artificial Man,” by Michael E. Wong-Russell

Entralgo’s Plato: The First Verbal Psychotherapist! / El Platón de Laín Entralgo: Padre de la Psicoterapia Verbal, by Nelson Orringer

De Euclides a la Cuarta Dimensión del Tiempo: Confrontación Científica en “Geometría del Espacio,” Poesía de Neyla Vélez, by Teresa Rozo-Moorhouse

The Problem of Late Modernism: Critical Sociology in Latin American Literature / El Problema de la Modernidad Tardía: La Sociología Crítica en la Literatura Latinoamericana, by Emma Zapata Martelo and Alvaro Reyes Toxqui

Scientism in the Argentine Literature of Nineteenth Century / El Cientificismo en la Literatura Argentina de Fines del Siglo XIX, by Graciela Nélida Salto

Epistemological Discourse and Aesthetic Expression, by Carlos A. Bellino de Albuquerque Sacadura

The Geometry Of Travelling, by José C. Brandão Tiago de Oliveira

On Art, Dimensionality and Time, by José C. Brandão Tiago de Oliveira

Toward a Unified View of Sin and Disease: Menninger and Laín Entralgo, by Thomas R. Franz

Unseen Partner in the Dance: The Crucial Part Played by Science in the Twentieth Century Literary Response Research / La Pareja de Baile Invisible: El Papel Crucial de la Ciencia en la Investigación de Reacción Literaria en el Siglo Veinte, tr. de Charles Voth, by Karen Armstrong

City of the Caesars: The Indelible Mark Left by the Myth on Geography, Economy and Literature, by Oscar R. Nocetti and Lucio B. Mir

Jorge Luis Borges, C. S. Peirce, and a Throw of the Dice: Signs of our Time / Jorge Luís Borges, C. S. Peirce, y un Tiro de los Dados: Signos de Nuestros Tiempos, by Floyd Merrell

The Biophilia Hypothesis, by Doris Z. Fleischer

Practicing An Ecological Ethos: On Living Sciencepoetry, by William Homestead

Eco’s Symbolic Cosmos: Trapped in the Labyrinth of Metaphor, by Paul Halpern and Felicia Hurewitzr

Tragedia Como Discurso Ideológico: Código, Contexto y Competencia, by Jerry Hoeg

La Mística Científica, by Eduardo A. Castro


Contreras Castro, Fernando. Unica mirando al mar. San José, Costa Rica: ABC Ediciones, 1993. Reviewed by Jerry Hoeg

Alvaro Zamora, and Mario Alfaro, eds. Dédalo y su estirpe: Historia-tecnología-filosofía. Cartago, Costa Rica: Editorial tecnológica de Costa Rica, 1993. Reviewed by Jerry Hoeg

 Vol. 3.1-2 /4. 1-2 (double, 1996)

Prefatory Note/Nota preliminar


Lucila Velásquez, Cinco poemas, Five Poems

Jackie Bartley, Five Poems

James W. Penha, Four Poems in Chaos

Daniel Handal, Dos Poemas

Rafael Català, Dos Poemas / Two Poems

Poetry Contributors / Poetas colaboradores

Articles / Artículos

Math and Ideology/Matemática e ideología, by Daniel Fineman

Interdisciplinariedad, lenguaje y literatura: El reto de formar científicos/ Interdisciplinary Knowledge, Language and Literature: The Challenge of Raising Scientists, by Lourdes Sifontes Greco

Los Cuernos de Don Friolera: Hacia una nueva aproximación epistemológica/ Communication, Information, and Literature: Los cuernos de Don Friolera, by Jerry Hoeg

The New Story of the Caribbean: Quantum Mechanics and Postmodern Theory in Antonio Benítez Rojo’s La isla que se repite/La nueva historia del Caribe: La mecánica cuántica y la teoría posmoderna en La isla que se repite de Antonio Benítez Rojo, by Shelly Jarrett Bromberg

Observaciones sobre la reconstrucción y transfiguración artística de la biografía del científico, teólogo, hereje y mártir, Miguel Servet, en dos obras de Alfonso Sastre, “Flores rojas para Miguel Servet y La sangre y la ceniza,” by Urszula Aszyk

Funcionalización paradigmática de los conocimientos científico y teórico-crítico literario/Paradigmatic Functionalization of Scientific and Literary Critical Theoretical Knowledge, by Federico A. Chalupa

Nonlinear Dynamics in Literature: Creative Chaos and the Modern Spanish Novel/La dinámica no lineal en la literatura: El caos creativo y la novela española moderna, by Rosalea Postma-Carttar

José Martí, Darwin y el comportamiento de los animales en La edad de oro/José Martí, Darwin and The Behavior of Animals in La edad de oro, by Luis A. Jiménez

Pynchon on Latin Americans/Pynchon y los Latinoamericanos, by Lance Schachterle

Medical Technology on Stage/Tecnología Médica en Escena, by Angela Belli

Visiones poético-científicas del paisaje rural, urbano e industrial/Poetico-Scientific Visions of Rural, Urban and Industrial Landscape, by Ciro A. Sandoval B.

‘Intermediate’ Technology, Ecology and a ‘Becoming’ Life: Marge Piercy’s Fiction and Schumacher’s Small is Beautiful/Tecnología ‘intermedia’, ecología y vida venidera: la ficción de Marge Piercy y Lo pequeño es bello, by Sally A. Jacobsen

Science and Fiction in El amor en los tiempos del cólera/Ciencia y ficción en El amor en los tiempos del cólera, by Wilma Detjens

The Fusion of Opposites: Borges and Particle Physics/La fusión de los opuestos: Borges y las partículas sub-atómicas, by Mark Mosher

The Medical Background of Fortunata y Jacinta: The Case of Maxi’s Migraines/El trasfondo médico de Fortunata y Jacinta: El caso de las jaquecas de Maxi Rubín, by Kevin Larsen

Shark Dissection as Poetry and Philosophy: the Practice of Science/La Disección de Tiburones como Poesía y Filosofía: La Práctica de la Ciencia, by Linda Wiener

Ciencia ficción: Fomentando valores culturales y críticos en el curriculum universitario del inglés técnico en México/Science Fiction: Promoting Cultural/Critical Values in the Technical English University Curriculum in Mexico, by Margaret Lee Zoreda and Juan Zoreda-Lozano

Of Poets, Prophets, and Engineers: Nezahualcoyotl and Nezahualpilli/Sobre poetas, profetas e ingenieros: Nezahualcóyotl y Nezahualpilli, by Michael Capobianco and Gloria S. Meléndez

Literature and Anthropology: Miguel Delibes’ ‘Las ratas’, by Virginia Higginbotham


Dennis Cutburth, Fractal Landscape/Paisaje fractal


Ciencia, Tecnología y Futuro by Rogelio Frigerio. Reviewed by Linda Wiener

Cinders by Jacques Derrida. Reviewed by Ramsey Eric Ramsey

The Comedy of Entropy by Patrick O’Neill. Reviewed by Kevin Larsen

OULIPO: A Primerof Potential Literature, ed. Warren F. Motte, Jr. Reviewed by Michael Capobianco


Information / Communication Theory and the Humanities: An Annotated Bibliography/La teoría de la información / comunicación y las humanidades: una bibliografía anotada, by Jerry Hoeg


Vol.  2.2 (1991)

Rafael Català, Prólogo / Prologue


Robert Frazier, Maurits Cornelis Escher Unfolding a New Physics

Matías Montes Huidobro, El canto del átomo

–––, La voz de la furia

Arthur Sze, The Shape of Leaves

Leopoldo Castilla, La araña

–––, El mutante

–––, Ecuación

Jaime B. Vilchis, Bolero

Deborah Stephenson, Defense

Kathryn L. Nevin, After So Much Adjusting

Poetry Contributors / Poetas colaboradores


Mónada, cuanta y entropía en el caos celiano/Monad, Quantum and Entropy in Cela’s Chaos, by Matías Montes Huidobro

Borges, Nietzsche and Poincaré Recurrence, by Paul Halpern

Algunas características linguísticas y estilísticas de la prosa científica alfonsina, by José Gil

Arte fractal/Fractal Art, by Carlos Ginzburg

Mirrors and Mirages: Magic in Macondo, byJane Robinett

Fotología fractal/Fractal Photology, by M. B. Hautem


Interview with Ernesto Cardenal, by  Lynn Conroy and Luis Jiménez


A Bibliography of Criticism of the Work of Ernesto Cardenal, by  Luis Jiménez


Paul Halpern. Time Journeys: A Search for Cosmic Destiny and Meaning. Reviewed by Nelson Orringer

Ernesto Cardenal. Cántico cósmico. Reviewed by Rafael Chabrán

The Quantum Poetics of Ernesto Cardenal. Reviewed by Enrique Lamadrid

Alliage. Culture-Science-Technique. Reviewed by Kevin Larsen

Marcelino Cereijido La nuca de Houssay: La ciencia argentina entre “Billiken” y el exilio. Reviewed by  Duane Rhoades

Vol. 1.2/2.11 (double, 1990)

Rafael Català, Preface/Prefacio


Ernesto Cardenal, Canto Cuántico

Luis Moniz Pereira, Auto / lisérgico

Sander Zulauf, As Far as Einstein Goes

Arturo Alvarez Sosa, NarcisoLASER

–––, El péndulo de Foucault

–––, Los quarks no saben contar

Vilma Bayrón Brunet, Trapo, trapos . . .

–––, Que no se nos enquiste el absurdo

Maria Gillan, When the Universe Halts Its Infinite

–––, Spinning and Light Breaks

–––, Musings in a Hospital Room

Jesús Barquet, Optica

Luis Angel Casas, Sintonizando el cosmos

Elizabeth Socolow, At the Horizon, Prometheus

Arminda Valdés Ginebra, Dolor en Geometría

Poetry Contributors


Deconstruction Reconstrued: Chaos Theory and the Works of Guillermo Cabrera-Infante, by William L. Siemens

¿El arte en la ciencia?/Art in Science?, by Roald Hoffmann,

Os ‘Bio-poemas’ de Vitorino Nemésio, by Fátima Freitas Morna

Octavio Paz and Sciencepoetry: Theoretical Convergences/Octavio Paz y la cienciapoesía: Convergencias teóricas, by Luis A. Jiménez

Digressions on/of the Melancholy Mind in Lazarillo de Tormes and the Libro de la Melancholia, by Teresa Soufas

Matemática e Literatura: Algumas Novas Interfências /Mathematics and Literature: Some New Interferences, by Claude Berge

Ciencia y Literatura en Alfredo Collado-Martell: un primer caso de inseminación artificial, by William Rosa

Diego de Zúñiga (1535-1600?), Job, and The Reception of Copernicus in Spain, by Rafael Chabrán

Ensayo preliminar acerca de una teoría matemática de la literatura/Towards a Mathematical Theory of Literature: A Pilot Study, by Michael Capobianco


Fernando Pessoa, Escritos astrológicos inéditos

Interview / Entrevista

Gioconda Marún, Entrevista con el poeta José Luis Crespo


Roald Hoffmann. Gaps and Verges. Reviewed by Rafael Català

Arturo Alvarez Sosa. La singularidad desnuda. Reviewed by Rafael Català

Antonio Benítez Rojo. La Isla que se repite. Reviewed by Rafael Chabrán

Carl Mitcham. ¿Qué es la filosofía de la tecnología? Reviewed by Rafael Chabrán

A. Zee. Fearful Symmetry: The Search for Beauty in Modern Physics. Reviewed by Kevin Larsen

The Significance and Impact of Gregorio Marañón. Reviewed by  Gary D. Keller


Rafael Chabrán. Cervantes and Medicine: A Selected Bibliography

 Vol. 1.1 (1989)

Rafael Català, A propósito de Ometeca / A propos of Ometeca


Elizabeth Socolow, Daughter Cells And Viola D’Amore

Antonio Gedeão, Pedra Filosofal

Robert Lima, Black Hole

–––, Azimuth

–––, Angularity

Rafael Català, La espontaneidad del panadero

–––, Epitafio para el siglo XX

Articles / Artículos

Quantum Theory, Spacetime, and Borges’ Bifurcations, by Michael Capobianco

Nature and Technology in Delibes’ The Hedge: Can humankind have any hope?, by
Barbara Currier Bell

Borges, O Matemático, by José Carlos Brandão Tiago de Oliveira

Signos en rotación en el neobarroco pictórico de Severo Sarduy, by Leonor A. de Ulloa

Gabriel Miró, Lucretius, and Thermodynamics, by Kevin Larsen

Andrés Bello: para una ciencia de los estudios históricos en la América Latina, by Beatriz González Stephan

Making the Body Human: Ideas Published and Unpublished of Pedro Laín -Entralgo, by Nelson R. Orringer

Texts / Textos

Fernando Pessoa, Escritos astrológicos inéditos

Reviews / Reseñas / Resenhas

Paciencia Ontañón de Lope. Ana Ozores, La Regenta. Reviewed by
Kevin Larsen

Thomas Glick. Einstein y los españoles: Ciencia y sociedad en la España de Entreguerras. Reviewed by Kevin Larsen