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Wendy Wheeler is Professor of English Literature and Cultural Inquiry at London Metropolitan University. She is the author of A New Modernity? Change in Science, Literature and Politics (1999), The Whole Creature: Complexity, Biosemiotics and the Evolution of Culture (2006), and many essays on biological systems theory, the biological sciences, biosemiotics and the humanities. She is the editor (jointly with Jeremy Gilbert) of New Formations: A Journal of Culture/Theory/Politics, and sits on the Editorial Board of Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism, the journal of ASLE-U.K.I. She is currently completing a new monograph – Biosemiotic Investigations: Matter, Mind and the Carrying – on biosemiotic explorations of nature and culture, chance and creativity, and meaning and purposefulness.