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Five Aspects of the Modern Temporal Regime

Aleida Assmann

in Is Time Out of Joint?: On the Rise and Fall of the Modern Time Regime

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501742439
eISBN:
9781501742446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501742439.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter reconstructs and critically examines the history of the modern time regime. The worldview associated with modernity's time regime rests on various presuppositions, five of which are ... More


The Practical Anarchist: Writings of Josiah Warren

Crispin Sartwell (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233700
eISBN:
9780823241828
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233700.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This book presents the writings of Josiah Warren (1798–1873), often called “the first American anarchist.” Many of his writings are published here for the first time, or for the first time since they ... More


Narrative in “Love and Theft,”Modern Times, and Tempest

Jonathan Hodgers

in Tearing the World Apart: Bob Dylan and the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496813329
eISBN:
9781496813367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496813329.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter demonstrates how Bob Dylan has shown a fondness for narrative both in his songwriting and his public persona, as seen from his self-mythologizing days in Greenwich Village to his memoir, ... More


Is Time out of Joint?

Aleida Assmann

in Is Time Out of Joint?: On the Rise and Fall of the Modern Time Regime

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501742439
eISBN:
9781501742446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501742439.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that we are not at the terminal end of the modern time regime but merely at the beginning of its renewal. Before sketching out the main features of this renewal, the chapter first ... More


The Past Is Not Past; or, On Repairing the Modern Time Regime

Aleida Assmann

in Is Time Out of Joint?: On the Rise and Fall of the Modern Time Regime

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501742439
eISBN:
9781501742446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501742439.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues for the repair of the modern time regime. It shows that saving the past by means of a “culture of preservation” is itself a central part of Western modernization. However, there ... More


“Everybody Got to Wonder What’s the Matter with this Cruel World Today”: Social Consciousness and Political Commentary in “Love and Theft” and Modern Times

Thad Williamson

in Tearing the World Apart: Bob Dylan and the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496813329
eISBN:
9781496813367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496813329.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Popular

This concluding chapter shows that a common view among some observers of the contemporary Dylan, observing the pastiche of half-borrowed melodies and lyrics on both “Love and Theft” and Modern Times ... More


A Sudden Blow: The Story of Violence in “Love and Theft” and Modern Times

Nina Goss

in Tearing the World Apart: Bob Dylan and the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496813329
eISBN:
9781496813367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496813329.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter uses violence as the topic of exploration of “Love and Theft” and Modern Times, since the destructive life of humankind has run through Bob Dylan's work and seems a good laboratory for ... More


“Bombs of Laughter”: Motion Pictures, Mass Art, and Universal Language

Russ Castronovo

in Beautiful Democracy: Aesthetics and Anarchy in a Global Era

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226096285
eISBN:
9780226096308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226096308.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Instead of reading motion pictures as aesthetic artifacts, this chapter describes the political-aesthetic discourse that surrounds film. With the exception of one of Charlie Chaplin's, it does not ... More


Time Reinvented

Margaret C. Jacob

in The Secular Enlightenment

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691161327
eISBN:
9780691189123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161327.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines how time was understood during the Enlightenment. The eighteenth century opened with many ordinary people as well as the highly educated believing that human time and the age of ... More


American Synchronicity: Turn-of-the-Century Tower Clocks, Street Clocks, and Time Balls

Alexis McCrossen

in Marking Modern Times: A History of Clocks, Watches, and Other Timekeepers in American Life

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226014869
eISBN:
9780226015057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226015057.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses how the public adapted to the use of synchronized public clocks in telling time. After the adoption of national standard time, Americans living in towns and cities began to ... More


Rerun Triple Bill: Kinks of Comedy

Garrett Stewart

in Cinemachines: An Essay on Media and Method

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226656564
eISBN:
9780226656878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226656878.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

By a recurrent logic of inversion, screen comedy makes light of, by bringing to light, the machinations of its own medium. This takes place in a way theorized implicitly by Henri Bergson, in regard ... More


Visions of the Flood: Masked and Anonymous between “Love and Theft” and Modern Times

Alberto Brodesco

in Tearing the World Apart: Bob Dylan and the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496813329
eISBN:
9781496813367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496813329.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter discusses how Masked and Anonymous certainly does not mark a peak in Bob Dylan's long artistic journey. Precisely set between “Love and Theft” and Modern Times, however, it is an ... More


Dylan’s Direction Home through the World’s Mighty Opposites

Jamie Lorentzen

in Tearing the World Apart: Bob Dylan and the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496813329
eISBN:
9781496813367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496813329.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter examines how the destruction of the 9/11 incident, the ensuing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Hurricane Katrina, and other formidable fires and floods constitute a sort of paralyzing ... More


Chaplin’s Modern Times and the Great Depression: The Reception of the Film in the US, France and Britain

Melvyn Stokes

in Hollywood and the Great Depression: American Film, Politics and Society in the 1930s

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748699926
eISBN:
9781474426749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699926.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chaplin’s Modern Times confronted the effects of the Great Depression in a way unique for its socio-economic realism at the time of its mid-1930s making. In examining reception of the movie in the ... More


Narrative of Practical Experiments

Crispin Sartwell

in The Practical Anarchist: Writings of Josiah Warren

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233700
eISBN:
9780823241828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233700.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter combines writings from different parts of Warren's career, describing in detail Warren's community-building and economic experiments, including the Time Store in Cincinnati; Utopia, ... More


Temporalities on Collision Course: Time, Knowledge, and Temporal Critique in Damages

Toni Pape

in Time in Television Narrative: Exploring Temporality in Twenty-First-Century Programming

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032936
eISBN:
9781617032943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032936.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter analyzes the narrative temporalities in the legal drama Damages. Drawing on philosophical critiques of “modern time consciousness,” it argues that Damages’s temporal structures rely on ... More


Introduction

Aleida Assmann

in Is Time Out of Joint?: On the Rise and Fall of the Modern Time Regime

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501742439
eISBN:
9781501742446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501742439.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter describes a change in the modern temporal order. The first is a general sense that the future is no longer much of a motivator in the arenas of politics, society, and the ... More


News Online Reentered Modern Time

Kevin G. Barnhurst

in Mister Pulitzer and the Spider: Modern News from Realism to the Digital

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040184
eISBN:
9780252098406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040184.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter considers changing perspectives of modern time. It argues that newspapers are stuck in late-nineteenth-century modern time, raising complaints and objections to the new time regime. In ... More


Conclusion

Aleida Assmann

in Is Time Out of Joint?: On the Rise and Fall of the Modern Time Regime

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501742439
eISBN:
9781501742446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501742439.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This concluding chapter poses the question of whether or not we have too much past and too little future. After all, the notion of the past has dramatically increased in its range of meanings, as has ... More


The Press Adopted Linear Time

Kevin G. Barnhurst

in Mister Pulitzer and the Spider: Modern News from Realism to the Digital

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040184
eISBN:
9780252098406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040184.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter considers the notion of news time. News producers, researchers, and observers agree that American life has become busier, with little time to spare. The time crunch seems to have led ... More


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