Temporality in Life as Seen Through Literature: by Alira Ashvo-Munoz (auth.), Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka (eds.)

By Alira Ashvo-Munoz (auth.), Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka (eds.)

Temporality pervades the dynamic joint of lifestyles, and the individual as such. As humans spread via ontopoiesis, each one flow of which punctuates the temporality of existence, they, whose lifestyles event, deliberation, making plans, mirrored image and dreaming are permeated by means of temporal motivations and matters, suppose that they're engaged within the spinning of a typical thread. Attributing to that involvement common legislation, consistent existential validity and gear, they absolutise/hypostasise its rule as a cosmic/human issue: “time”.

Yet this present day applied sciences are remodeling the temporality of our lifestyles via accelerating, intensifying, increasing our engaging on this planet of existence. Human communal and social involvement is being challenged in its own value to the middle of our being.

What occurs to “time”?

A uncomplicated reinvestigation of the character of temporality is named for.

Human inventive recreation – particularly literature – may possibly start up it. Having the human topic – the author – at its middle, literature is basically engaged in temporality even if that of the brain or of the area of lifestyles throughout the artistic means of writing, degree directing, or the reader’s and viewer’s reception.

Out of the cross-motivations that the inventive brain filters in its temporal synthesis in contact with the entire views of lifestyles, there surges the private value of existence in humanity and tradition. yet, firstly, existence involves mild as timing itself in its emblems. (Tymieniecka)

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13 The pasts that spoke most clearly to the Victorian poets were the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. 14 In general, Victorians had a tendency to reshape the past to make it resemble their own times, but when they were prepared to register its difference from themselves it became apparent that its great utility was that it offered LITERATURE AND THE SENSE OF THE PAST 17 challenging contrasts with the present. Elizabeth Barrett-Browning liked the palpability of the past. In other words, She was drawn to the rich and varied identities of the men and women who inhibated the past.

Publisher. W. Burrow (1978) ‘The Sense of the Past’. In Lerner, L. ) The Context of English Literature: The Victorians. City: Publisher. D. Culler (1986) The Victorian Mirror of History. City: Publisher. 11 R. Chapman (1986) The Sense of the Past in Victorian Literature. City: Publisher. 12 M. Gent ‘To Flinch from Modern Varnish’. Stratford-upon-Avon Studies, 15, 13–35. 13 Bernard Richards, op. , p. 98. , p. 114. , p. 107. , p. 104. , p. 106. , p. 101. , p. 99. 20 Cf. Bernard Richards, op. , pp.

Time itself is invisible. It is not a river. While you are in time all time is still. ” “No. The planet moves. ” (47) Here, the evocation of timelessness suggests postmodernism’s flight from the horrors of history. In an address to fellow philosophers in 1932, Jan Smuts (1932:5) explained this scientifically: Relative rate of motion becomes basic, and contracts or expands space, creates or annihilates mass, for the outside observer. 16 Failing to comprehend his first lesson in time and motion, Okri’s querent is apprised of the second law of the city: “When you need to know it you will find out” (48).

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