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Karen Anne McCarthy

experience, according to Cathy Caruth, constitutes “a break in the mind’s experience of time.” 3 This article’s primary focus is on the form of Veronica’s narrative, which goes some way to relaying this “break” with time. Her attempt to recount the “event” employs predominantly homodiegetic present-tense or

Antoni van Leeuwenhoek

Master of the Minuscule

Lesley Robertson, Jantien Backer, Claud Biemans, Joop van Doorn, Klaas Krab, Willem Reijnders, Henk Smit and Peter Willemsen

In Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, Master of the Minuscule, the Father of Microbiology is presented in the context of his time, relationships and the Dutch Golden Age. Although he lacked an academic education, he dedicated his life to investigating the microscopic world using handmade, single-lensed microscopes and magnifiers. An expert observer, he planned experiments and designed equipment to test his theories. His pioneering discoveries included blood cells, protozoa, bacteria and spermatozoa, and resulted in an international reputation among the scientific and upper classes of 17th and 18th century Europe, aided by his Fellowship of the Royal Society of London.

This lavishly illustrated biography sets his legacy of scientific achievements against the ideas and reactions of his fellow scientists and other contemporaries.

Gergana Petkova

present study, we shall see time in its structural function and will further broaden the discussion with an analysis of the protagonist’s experience of time, as well as of the “anthropic” nature of time and night as structural elements in fairy tales. We shall accomplish this by examining the theme of

Sylvia Solakidi

the traumatic events of 9/11, and corresponding to the historical memory of the contemporary world (80). The result on stage is the transformation of grief into secular rituals, thanks to the butterfly who is present in all scenes and, as stated by Fabre, “symbolizes the artist” (Pollier-Green et al

Angelika Koch

announcement and measurement. In the following, I will trace the time practices relevant to Edo-period pleasure-quarter life in eighteenth and nineteenth century Japan, confining myself geographically to the “three big cities” of Edo (present-day Tokyo), Osaka, and Kyoto, which represented the foremost

Paul Peigné

, but how to seize it better: “A timing analysis [. . . .] is a way to work with patterns that are already present, simply unseen or unexamined” (19). To introduce the reader to his understanding of timing, Albert does not mobilize any complex cutting-edge theories about the nature of time. On the

Rose Harris-Birtill

American writer’s science fiction, combining artistic, scientific and philosophical approaches. Drawing on literary criticism and quantum physics, Carpenter and Halpern present a detailed close reading of Casares’s short story, in which its protagonist traverses multiple realities while test flying a plane

Rosemary Huisman

the possibility of receiving a greater reward at a temporal remove yet choose a lesser one that is presented right away,” (5) and temporal discounting : “the waiting period [that] makes an amount depreciate” (6). In general, “whatever is experienced in temporal proximity elicits a greater range of

western American literature, film, and historiography and is the general editor for the Postwestern Horizons series of the University of Nebraska Press. His current book project concerns representations of deep time, prehistory, and the accelerated present in western American culture. Rose Harris

Peter F. Sale

became sufficiently abundant to convert the atmosphere from an oxygen-free, corrosive mixture of gases into the oxygen-rich mixture on which most life now depends. The present, however, is a time when a single species of life—humanity—is alone responsible for great changes. Not only are humans changing