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Anachrony operates in the discovery of these coincidences, but also in the way Sarah suggests that conversion occurs before one knows.
As it rejects the "ideology of linear progress," that is, his novel's anachrony also serves the more constructive role of performing a version of the temporally dysregulated development by which the axolotl remains juvenile in form even as an adult, making the animal available for induced metamorphosis.
He may convince reflective critics that they could with profit appeal to bits of theory offered in this book--the definition of anachrony, the argument against the viewer's imagining seeing the events of the story, and the account of unreliable narrative all seem promising in this respect.
The sense of anachrony becomes a general malaise of the Anthropocene, as people come to realize how deeply inherited modes of thought and practice are contaminated by unintended side-effects, producing a general retrospective derangement of meaning.
Even for narratologists, backwardism/antonymizing is doubtless a minor blip on the screen, an extreme kind of anachrony stretched to its logical conclusion.
He reserves "the general term anachrony to designate all forms of discordance between the two temporal orders of story and narrative" (1980:40, 79-85).
For the ambivalent Levinasian-Derrida--this judgment is the prerogative of the ghost, who tangles Ariadne's thread of history in the Shakespearean anachrony (rather than diachrony): "The time is out of joint.
In this way he introduces the same kind of anachrony that Duras does when she writes about the defeat of Germany (in "La Douleur") before the occupation of Paris (in "Monsieur X.
For instance, in the entry for anachronism and anachrony, three senses are given: (1) in literary and film studies, anachronism usually refers to any event or object which shows some discrepancy in temporal placing with respect to the period described; (2) linguistic anachronism refers to a kind of archaism whereby older forms of words are deliberately revived or imitated; (3) in narratological studies, anachrony refers to types of discrepancy between the (actual logical and chronological) story order and the presented order of events in the discourse (Wales 17).
The explicit textual anachrony of the annonce, constituted by its departure from the prevailing reference time frame, also serves as a foregrounding device, flagging it as an invitation to speculate.
Folklore narrative habitually conforms, at least in its major articulations, to chronological order, but our (Western) literary tradition, in contrast, was inaugurated by a characteristic effect of anachrony.
verge on duplicity, since "updating" promises repair of anachrony and belatedness, while Cavell's new addition to the new edition merely renders them perpetual.