Modo, Moment, and Modernity

Gianluca Garelli


The aim of this paper is to investigate the complex relationship

between literature, as an artistic form, and the very notion of modernity.

As the literary is often found mingling in the maze of mythology, it also

brings about some questions concerning modernity's stance toward

tradition. These will be argumentatively developed starting with Plato's

first definition of the all-deciding relationship between language and

myth. I will then follow the path of the philosophical thematization of

literature up to literary modernity, modernism and postmodernism.

Finally, I will contextualize the issues of modernity within the broader

notion of time and point to the specificity of the Western-Christian

understanding of modernity as linked to an always present idea of



Plato; Myth; Modernity; Postmodernism; Time

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Metodo. International Studies in Phenomenology and Philosophy
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