Petersburg opened its doors for a new exhibition. Among the fourteen artists presenting work stood out the names of Kazimir Malevich and Vladimir Tatlin. For both artists, by then outspoken rivals, this exhibition was an opportunity to consolidate their place in the avant-garde at a decisive point in their careers. The work they presented heralded a new direction in their work and in Russian art in general.
In the last few decades scholarly energy in a variety of disciplines has been invested in challenging diachrony-based methodologies — those approaches to texts, artefacts, cultural phenomena and language itself that insist on tracing their lineage, or heritage, and the changes these objects and occurrences undergo over time.
The main rationale for turning away from diachronic approaches lies in what has come to be perceived as their dangerous proximity to vulgar chronological thinking, premised on an effort to establish and impose a single recognizable vision and record of history.
The latter is often seen as a product of a specific brand of thinking that relies on the recorded supposedly homogenous history of Europe and North America as a model for the identification and evaluation of global artefacts and phenomena — one which conspicuously disadvantages those histories that have been poorly recorded or that have alternative patterns of operation over time.
This mode of thinking, the argument goes, is itself the product of a selective diachrony because it was historically developed, and remains rooted, in the context of the Enlightenment belief in perpetual progress and a Eurocentric global cultural patrimony.
Thus the project of querying diachrony has come to identify itself with a hermeneutics of mistrust: The replacement of diachronic with synchronic approaches, Understanding the emergence of futurist suprematist, presents scholars with a new set of challenges, since the desire to invoke and commemorate the diachronic passage of time in order to accept or reject past events remains unabated, and even intensifies if one attempts to assess diverse cultures, their histories and their artefacts.
Since at least the late s this debate and its repercussions have galvanized in particular the discipline of comparative literature and the efforts within it to engage in either diachrony-based or synchrony-based scholarship, or a combination of the two.
In order to assess the consequences which any of the practices glossed above might have on the actual study of world artefacts, while simultaneously paying tribute to the scholarship that engages with an anniversary-based approach, this article takes the year as its flexible case study.
The year has not been selected randomly or circumstantially: I argue that the scholarly hesitancy I am describing is, in fact, a legacy of the specific modifications in the way we perceive temporal and spatial orientations, a transformation in our thinking that occurred in or about Acted out as both an artistic enigma and a hermeneutic conundrum, the issues of synchrony—diachrony came to particular prominence in or about and have remained with us ever since.
Mapping the field I would like to start with a more detailed outline of the major hermeneutic problem that we face in comparative studies today, which I introduced above. After a long period of dominance, diachronic scholarship was called into question in a range of disciplines in the early-to-mid twentieth century.
With the processes of decolonization and reterritorialization on the rise in the s to s, scholarly awareness of the multitude of neglected histories further increased, generating an imperative to address their cultural products with as much parity as possible.
Thinking diachronically came to be seen as an indefensible espousal of certain selective diachronies and an endorsement of what J. Such thinking also informs the recent revival of the use of date-specific scholarship.
The inclination to sideline socio-economic and historical particulars appears to be the first corollary of such thinking: To take just one example relevant to this article: Each of these had momentous consequences not only on the political history of and everyday life in the areas in question, but also on their literatures and arts, then and in the years to come: Much effort, theoretical and critical, has been made to take into account political and cultural variegation across multifarious and stratified temporalities.
But to do justice to the diversity of circumstances, behaviours and modes of expression discernible in each instance of comparative juxtaposition presents an almost impossible task, as my thought experiment testifies.
One has a strong sense of the need to continue searching for a more appropriate hermeneutic pathway. It appears to me, however, that many of these conundrums were not only presaged but also theoretically and creatively acted upon in or around What we live today is the geopolitically and culturally updated legacy of this moment — an anniversary effect, if you wish.
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