The insect world seems to be all here and now, present, without any pastness
of Western Ontario) investigates the one that relies primarily on creating a visual pastness
The degree of its pastness
continually increases" (214).
Rogers cited TS Eliot's essay 'Tradition and the Individual Talent', published in 1919, which stated: 'The historical sense involves a perception, not only of the pastness
of the past, but of its presence.
Such changes trouble the notion of the pastness
of the past by making its nature dependent on present affiliations and conjecture with the result that transitional periods are particularly difficult to fix in time.
and transmission have been central to understandings of tradition, including those that have elaborated the concept to engage with the process of tradition and not strictly its objects.
Suffice it to say that this need for present lessons meant that there was a lack of full appreciation for the difference and pastness
of the past, as such.
Sometimes, as in the case of Kage Baker's "Speed, Speed the Cable," communications technologies like the gramophone and telegraph are of interest, but the pastness
of the nineteenth century is more frequently signaled by technologies of transportation, like the steam ship and locomotive, or by horses and horse-drawn vehicles.
The problem lies not so much with the horror as with the pastness
as the eternal present, since for him pastness
and futurity have no reality.
Can the pastness
of one continue to re-invigorate the newness of the other?
Harris, 'From Pastness
to Wholeness: Stewart Parker's Reinventing Theatre', Colby Quarterly 27.