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Stillness: Alternative Temporalities in Nineteenth-Century Narrative

Stillness: Alternative Temporalities in Nineteenth-Century Narrative S t i l l n e s s : A l t e r n a t i v e T e m p o r a l i t i e s i n N i n e t e e n t h - C e n t u r y N a r r a t i v e A m y M . K i n g o w m ig h t o u r theoretical investigations o f narrative te m p o ra lity take in to account th e p a rticularity o f a historica lly-sp ecific genre?The experience o f reading w h a t was, fo r me, a new kind o f narrative generated th is theoretical pro b le m ; late eighteenth and nineteenth-century narrative natural h isto ry posed a challenge to m y un de r­ standing o f narrative te m p o ra lity and reading. N arrative natural histories, w ith th e ir e m p iri­ cist gaze at the natural w o rld nevertheless tip p in g clearly in to the realm o f the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png English Language Notes Duke University Press

Stillness: Alternative Temporalities in Nineteenth-Century Narrative

English Language Notes , Volume 46 (1) – Mar 1, 2008

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Copyright © 2008 Regents of the University of Colorado
ISSN
0013-8282
eISSN
2573-3575
DOI
10.1215/00138282-46.1.95
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Abstract

S t i l l n e s s : A l t e r n a t i v e T e m p o r a l i t i e s i n N i n e t e e n t h - C e n t u r y N a r r a t i v e A m y M . K i n g o w m ig h t o u r theoretical investigations o f narrative te m p o ra lity take in to account th e p a rticularity o f a historica lly-sp ecific genre?The experience o f reading w h a t was, fo r me, a new kind o f narrative generated th is theoretical pro b le m ; late eighteenth and nineteenth-century narrative natural h isto ry posed a challenge to m y un de r­ standing o f narrative te m p o ra lity and reading. N arrative natural histories, w ith th e ir e m p iri­ cist gaze at the natural w o rld nevertheless tip p in g clearly in to the realm o f the

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English Language NotesDuke University Press

Published: Mar 1, 2008

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