ISBN : 9780190682088
Ralph Ellison, Temporal Technologist elucidates the theory of temporality that binds Ellison's oeuvre together, and explains why race is a matter of time. Germana offers a wholesale reinterpretation of Ellison's corpus as well as an extension of Ellison's ideas about the dynamism of becoming and the open-endedness of the future.
Preface; Introduction; Section I: Overture; Chapter 1. Time, History, and Becoming in Invisible Man; Section II: Vision; Chapter 2. Peristrephic Visions: Henry Box Brown, Ralph Ellison, and the Panoramic Logic of Invisible Man; Chapter 3. Rhopographic Photography and Atemporal Cinema: The Link Between Ralph Ellison's Polaroids and Three Days Before the Shooting...; Section III: Sound; Chapter 4. Modulate, Daddy, Modulate!: Polyrhythms and Metric Modulation in the Fiction of Ralph Ellison; Chapter 5. A Deep Pocket for the Truth of the Times: Ellison's Other Groove of History; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index