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Attention for Distraction: Modernity, Modernism and Perception
(De Gruyter Open, 2017-10-25)
Particularly in the latter half of the nineteenth century sensorial experiences changed at breakneck speed. Social and technological developments of modernity like the industrial revolution, rapid urban expansion, the ...
”A past that has never been present”: The Literary Experience of Childhood and Nostalgia
This essay explores the modernist aesthetic involved in creating a fictive, nostalgic, childhood experience. Evoking the experience of childhood through fiction is as close to actually reliving childhood as we can get. The ...