Literature and Modern Time: Technological Modernity, Glimpses of Eternity, Experiments with Time

Ferguson, Trish Literature and Modern Time: Technological Modernity, Glimpses of Eternity, Experiments with Time. In: Literature and Modern Time: Technological Modernity, Glimpses of Eternity, Experiments with Time. Palgrave Macmillan, London. ISBN 9783030292775

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Abstract

‘Modern Time’ is a collection of nine essays that explore literature in the context of a wave of
challenges to linear conceptions of time witnessed in the fin de siècle and early twentieth century.
These challenges were not uniform in character. They came from multiple quarters reflecting
major new developments in the fields of philosophy, science and technology. ‘Modern Time’
considers a spectrum of ways in which linear time is challenged in literature of the era, whether
through transcendence of it, escape from it, or forcible ejection from it. The volume will
demonstrate that literature of the era under scrutiny was not simply reacting to new theories of
time—in some cases it is actually inspiring and anticipating them. Thus ‘Modern Time’ promises
to offer a genuine dialogue between literature and time theory and in doing so will uncover and
examine influences and connections— sometimes unexpected—between philosophers and writers
of the era.

Item Type: Book Section
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > English
Depositing User: Trish Ferguson
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2016 13:52
Last Modified: 28 May 2020 13:24
URI: https://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/1584

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