From late Romantic nostalgia over the passage of time to the fifty-year long debate over the issue of Standard Mean Time, time and temporality seem to have been major concerns in Victorian culture. They affected everyday life in a literal sense through transport schedules, time distribution networks, factory working hours, as well as in a metaphorical sense, shaping the moral drive to carefully manage one’s time. As a modern tool for control and self-control, time demanded new definitions that supported and/or were resisted by new ontologies. The preoccupation with time and temporality also informed the arts. This seminar invites papers that look into the ways in which the Victorians attempted to come to terms with the passage of time from the macro level to the micro level. How they tried to regulate time and the resistance they met; above all how they represented the passage of time through the multiplicity of temporal metaphors employed in the arts. Research areas include, but are not limited to, the novel, poetry, painting, scientific discourse analysis, gender studies, cultural studies, and semiotics.
Please send a 300 words abstract and a brief CV.
Université des Antilles et de la Guyane/IUFM de la Martinique
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