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Alberica Bazzoni

Reduction in Time

Kinaesthetic and Traumatic Experiences of the Present in Literary Texts
The chapter explores the dimension of the living present as a form of temporal reduction, looking at its manifestation in literary texts. Bazzoni proposes here a focus on the living present as different from a still, eternal moment, and contrasts the experience of the living present with the reduction at play in trauma. Finally, the author discusses the affective, ethical, and political dimensions of the temporality of the living present as a site of subjectivation, which effects a counter-reduction of normative discourses.
Title
Reduction in Time
Subtitle
Kinaesthetic and Traumatic Experiences of the Present in Literary Texts
Author(s)
Alberica Bazzoni
Identifier
Description
The chapter explores the dimension of the living present as a form of temporal reduction, looking at its manifestation in literary texts. Bazzoni proposes here a focus on the living present as different from a still, eternal moment, and contrasts the experience of the living present with the reduction at play in trauma. Finally, the author discusses the affective, ethical, and political dimensions of the temporality of the living present as a site of subjectivation, which effects a counter-reduction of normative discourses.
Is Part Of
Place
Berlin
Publisher
ICI Berlin Press
Date
11 October 2022
Subject
Temporality
Living present
Trauma
Literature
Epochē
Becoming (Philosophy)
Affect
Rights
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Language
en-GB
page start
191
page end
212
Source
The Case for Reduction, ed. by Christoph F. E. Holzhey and Jakob Schillinger, Cultural Inquiry, 25 (Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2022), pp. 191–212
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