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Heterogeneic Time: An Anachronistic and Transcultural Rethinking of Eurochronology

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The focus of this article is the relation between time and transcultural space in literary history. The argument is that the concept of anachronism can help us understand the complexity of temporality and that the analysis of transcultural exchanges between European and Latin American art and literature may change literary history and further an understanding of the anachronism of Eurochronology. Two examples of a transcultural and anachronistic relation between Europe and America will be analysed, both of them novels and writers of magical realism. Gabriel García Márquez’s novel Cien años de soledad (One Hundred Years of Solitude) is analysed as a challenge to European historicity, while the transcultural aesthetics of Miguel Ángel Asturias is analysed as a challenge to the understanding of avant-gardistic modernity. The analyses are carried out in critical dialogue with historicism and theories about world literature.
Original languageEnglish
JournalArcadia
ISSN0003-7982
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2018

    Research areas

  • transcultural, literary history, world literature, anachronism, magical realism

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