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(Un)timely Crises: Chronotopes and Critique

Un)timely Crises explores how ‘crisis’—as a narrative, concept, grammar, and experience—structures time and space. This collectively written volume extends Bakhtin’s ‘chronotope’ to challenge mobilizations of crisis within neoliberal governmentality. The book explores how contemporary crises can trigger memories and traumas of earlier events as well as foster practices of resistance and alternative visions of the future. Drawing from across disciplines and geographical contexts, (Un)timely Crises reimagines the relation of ‘crisis’ with ‘critique’, proposing future trajectories for thinking and living in and through crisis.

Boletsi, M., Lemos Dekker, N., Mika, K., Robbe, K. (Eds.)
27 August 2021
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Maria Boletsi is Endowed Professor of Modern Greek Studies (Marilena Laskaridis Chair) at the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Assistant Professor in Comparative Literature at Leiden University, Netherlands.

Natashe Lemos Dekker is Postdoctoral Researcher at the Leiden Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology, Netherlands.

Kasia Mika is Lecturer in Comparative Literature at Queen Mary University of London, UK.

Ksenia Robbe is Senior Lecturer in European Culture and Literature at the University of Groningen, Netherlands.

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