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  1. Some texts I have found useful in thinking beyond linear time (from Michelle M Wright):

    “Generation/Generationality, Generativity, and Memory” by Jürgen Reulecke in A Companion to Cultural Memory Studies eds. A. Erll and Ansgar Nünning

    In Search of Time: The Science of a Curious Dimension by Dan Falk

    The End of Time: The Next Revolution in Physics by Julian Barbour (NOT an easy read; Barbour may be brilliant, but not at writing clearly or cogently; all the same, thinking about how motion, and therefore time, may be an illusion, does get one thinking beyond the linear!)

    Meeting the Universe Halfway: Quantum Physics and the Entanglement of Matter and Meaning by Karen Barad, who of course will be coming to the sympoisum!

    And some great critiques of linear time:

    “Newtonian Time and Psychological Explanation” in Time and Psychological Explanation: The Spectacle of Spain’s Tourist Boom by Brent D. Slife

    Each Hour Redeem: Time and Justice in African American Literature by Daylanne K. English

    Time and the Other: How Anthropology Makes Its Object by Johannes Fabian (and oldie but of course a goodie)

    Time Reborn by Lee Smolin –this one fall in the middle. Smolin embraces a concept of linear time, but also complicates it.

  2. Also a great read (although I am just now working my way through): Peter Fenves’ Messianic Reduction: Walter Benjamin and the Shape of Time!

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