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Vitanza, Victor

Special Issue 44:3, pages 271-286

Image a Re-Thinking of Historiographies (of Rhetorics) as Atemporal, Anachronistic, Post-Cinematic Practices

Abstract: I continue to negate the negation/negativity of the so-called science of philology. Following Werner Hamicher’s recent publication of “95 Theses of Philology,” I agree that philology is not a science in any sense of modernity’s object of study. I challenge the presumed law of chronological time (origins, cause/effect, periodization). I re-begin with a remembrance of the struggle between Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff and Friedrich Nietzsche. I continue with help from Vilém Flusser and Jean-Luc Godard. For the future anterior, I have given myself an assignment—virtually, an assignation, of re-making this article into a book (chapters with excurses, shooting scripts, and storyboards) and, yes, re-making it into a film.

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