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The chronotope in the age of cinema

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The chronotope is a theoretical term used by Mikhail Bakhtin to identify the means by which the cultural and ideological organisation of concepts of space and time are encoded into literary works. While some work has been done in applying this concept to literary and cinematic texts, no large-scale study has been published, and so this project will attempt a comparative analysis of key chronotopes that can be identified in literary and cinematic works in the 'cinematic age' , from the late 19th century to the present. Its comparative emphasis will not only be among and across genres, but also across literary and film cultures. While offering a starting taxonomy of key chronotopes, in total the project will also offer a material analysis of the articulations of time and space in modernity.
Effective start/end date1/11/07 → …