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"Hours like bright sweets in a jar"

Time and Temporality in Literature and Culture

Editor(s): Alicja Bemben, Sonia Front
Contributors: Katarzyna Ancuta, Sonia Front, Tomasz Buzynski, Agnieszka Podruczna, Slawomir Kaulal, Alicja Bemben, Jacek Mydla,

Book Description

The papers gathered in the present collection investigate time and temporality from a number of interdisciplinary perspectives: literary or film studies, postcolonial theory, physics, philosophy, psychology, urban studies, history and gender studies. This wide spectrum of scholarly approaches encompasses chapters dealing with the convergences of time and the human psyche; time and the body; time and memory; time and trauma; time and change; time and cultural reproduction; time and language; time and the city; and time and identity. It transpires that the imaginary refigurations of time more often than not constitute resistance against the linearity of chronometric time, represented by institutions, capitalism, government and power, and attempts to colonize the human psyche. In attempting to assault this hegemony of linear time, literary, cinematographic and cultural practice enacts exploding temporalities to reflect the multifacetedness and multidirectionality of the human experience of time.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-6523-4
ISBN-10: 1-4438-6523-0
Date of Publication: 01/10/2014
Pages / Size: 190 / A5
Price: £41.99


Sonia Front is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of English Cultures and Literatures, University of Silesia, Poland, where she teaches contemporary British literatures in English. She has published on postmodernist British literature and contemporary film. Her research interests include time and temporality in postmodernist fiction, quantum fiction and digital cinema.

Alicja Bemben is a Lecturer at the Institute of English Cultures and Literatures, University of Silesia, Poland. She has written and published on the historical novels of Robert Graves and the metahistory of Hayden White. She is interested in historical novels, the theory of history, time and temporality, and philosophy.