- Decentering the European Imaginary: A Baroque Taste for India
- Fashioning the Baroque Male
- Antinomies of the Twenty-First-Century Neobaroque: Cormac McCarthy and Demian Schopf
- The Automaton
- The Baroque City
- Baroque Dance
- Baroque Organ Music
- Baroque Opera
- The Organization of Knowledge from Ramus to Diderot
- Experience and Knowledge in the Baroque
- Conversation and Civility
- The Philosopher’s Baroque: Benjamin, Lacan, Deleuze
- The Spanish Baroque Novel
- Baroque Diplomacy
- Baroque Tragedy
- Baroque Discourse
- Classical Defense of the Baroque
- The Baroque and Philosophy
- The Baroque as Anti-Classicism: The French Case
- Prayer, Meditation, and Retreat
- Baroque Sexualities
- The End of Witch-Hunting
- Time and Chronometry
- Court Spectacle and Entertainment
- The Baroque State
Abstract and Keywords
The art and science of time-measurement underwent significant changes in the early modern period in Europe. This article will explore both the aesthetics and mechanics of baroque temporality. The central argument holds that as technologies of time sharpened users’ sense of minutes and even seconds, cultural forms such as literature and theater reflected changes in the understanding and experience of time.
Roland Racevskis is Professor of French in the Department of French and Italian at the University of Iowa. He is the author of Time and Ways of Knowing: Molière, Sévigné, Lafayette(Bucknell University Press, 2003) and Tragic Passages: Jean Racine's Art of the Threshold(Bucknell University Press, 2008). Racevskis's research interests include early-modern literature and cultural history with a focus on 17th-century French theater and prose.
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