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Modernitatea lungă: Valorizarea timpului şi a memoriei de la modernitatea timpurie la modernitatea târzie
The Long Modernity: The Valorization of Time and Memory from Early to Late Modernity

Author(s): Mihaela Irimia
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Universitatea Petrol-Gaze din Ploieşti
Keywords: Modernity; tradition; history of ideas; time; memory

Summary/Abstract: This paper proposes the “long modernity” as a concept in the Modernity Discourse subtending currently used terms like “early modernity” or “late modernity”. In between these extremes such terms as “classic modernity” aka the Enlightenment-Romanticism and “high modernity” aka Victorianism are unavoidable and necessary in our critical taxonomy. As it looks at the text(ure) of “the long modernity”, the demonstration gravitates round crucial moments in the process, from the late Middle Ages to nowadays, with the cultural institutions “invented” by each phase, from the university and the marketplace on to the novel, the public sphere, the railway and the airplane, to the IT means, from, that is, physical to virtual cultural texts, all responsible for our modern identity.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 9-14
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: English