One of the most striking paradigm shifts of the last decades in the humanities has been the replacement of a method of knowledge rooted in historicist temporal constructions with one based on spatial models. There is perhaps no better example of this movement from the temporalization to the spatialization of knowledge than the adoption of the atlas as a taxonomic term in cultural criticism.
Keywords: Assemblage; Warburg, Aby; Illustrated atlas; Cartography; Knowledge representation; Historicism; Totality (philosophy); Spatial turn; Archives
Title
Warburg’s Ghost
Subtitle
On Literary Atlases and the ‘Anatopic’ Shift of a Cartographic Object
Author(s)
Filippo Trentin
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One of the most striking paradigm shifts of the last decades in the humanities has been the replacement of a method of knowledge rooted in historicist temporal constructions with one based on spatial models. There is perhaps no better example of this movement from the temporalization to the spatialization of knowledge than the adoption of the atlas as a taxonomic term in cultural criticism.
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Vienna
Publisher
Turia + Kant
Date
2017
Subject
Assemblage
Warburg, Aby
Illustrated atlas
Cartography
Knowledge representation
Historicism
Totality (philosophy)
Spatial turn
Archives
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short title
Warburg’s Ghost
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101
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129
Source
De/Constituting Wholes: Towards Partiality Without Parts, ed. by Christoph F. E. Holzhey and Manuele Gragnolati, Cultural Inquiry, 11 (Vienna: Turia + Kant, 2017), pp. 101–29
Bibliographic Citation
Filippo Trentin, ‘Warburg’s Ghost: On Literary Atlases and the ‘Anatopic’ Shift of a Cartographic Object’, in De/Constituting Wholes: Towards Partiality Without Parts, ed. by Christoph F. E. Holzhey and Manuele Gragnolati, Cultural Inquiry, 11 (Vienna: Turia + Kant, 2017), pp. 101–29 <https://doi.org/10.37050/ci-11_06>
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Cite as: Filippo Trentin, ‘Warburg’s Ghost: On Literary Atlases and the ‘Anatopic’ Shift of a Cartographic Object’, in De/Constituting Wholes: Towards Partiality Without Parts, ed. by Christoph F. E. Holzhey and Manuele Gragnolati, Cultural Inquiry, 11 (Vienna: Turia + Kant, 2017), pp. 101–29 <https://doi.org/10.37050/ci-11_06>