Matthew Michael Phillips

There are 2 included publications by Matthew Michael Phillips :

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Empathy after entropy: Crane, Toomer, Woolf, and O’Neill 2021 49 This dissertation is about the effects of entropy within various literary texts written in English. My main argument is that an increase in the overall entropy within the closed system, so to speak, of a text directly affects the empathic capacity of...
Entropy and equilibrium in Jean Toomer’s Cane AND The Peasant visionary, the dying God: sacrifice and rebirth in W. B. Yeats’s The wind among the reeds 2016 918 My reading of Cane is based on Jean Toomer’s use of entropy and the second law of thermodynamics within the text in order to communicate his political aim of a racial equilibrium. Toomer uniquely defined his race as “purely American,” and this was th...