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Ralph Ellison, Temporal Technologist

Michael Germana


Ralph Ellison, Temporal Technologist examines Ralph Ellison’s body of work as an extended and ever-evolving expression of the author’s philosophy of temporality—a philosophy synthesized from the writings of Henri Bergson and Friedrich Nietzsche that anticipates the work of Gilles Deleuze. Taking the view that time is a multiplicity of dynamic processes, rather than a static container for the events of our lives, and an integral force of becoming, rather than a linear groove in which events take place, Ellison articulates a theory of temporality and social change throughout his corpus that flie ... More

Keywords: Ralph Ellison, temporality, time, duration, immanence, becoming, futurism, Gilles Deleuze, Henri Bergson, Friedrich Nietzsche

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190682088
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190682088.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Germana, author
Associate Professor of English, University of Miami