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Radical Spatiality in our Times - A dream of the perfect map


Vrbančić, Mario
Radical Spatiality in our Times - A dream of the perfect map // The Zone and Zones - Radical Spatiality in Our Times / Lukić, M. ; Vrbančić, M. (ur.).
Zadar: Odjel za anglistiku, Sveučilište u Zadru, 2011. str. 90-90 (predavanje, međunarodna recenzija, sažetak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Radical Spatiality in our Times - A dream of the perfect map

Autori
Vrbančić, Mario

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Sažeci sa skupova, sažetak, znanstveni

Izvornik
The Zone and Zones - Radical Spatiality in Our Times / Lukić, M. ; Vrbančić, M. - Zadar : Odjel za anglistiku, Sveučilište u Zadru, 2011, 90-90

Skup
Rethinking Social Science and Humanities: The Zone and Zones - Radical Spatiality in Our Times

Mjesto i datum
Zadar, 01.04.09.2011.

Vrsta sudjelovanja
Predavanje

Vrsta recenzije
Međunarodna recenzija

Ključne riječi
Map, Borges, cartography, Aleph.

Sažetak
The cartographer’s dream is that of a perfect map, the map that would perfectly represent a territory, a dream of Divine knowledge: a map that has haunted the ideology of representation throughout history: a map so detailed that it coincides with real space. In a short parable ‘Museum, on Exactitude in Science’, Borges describes the mysterious gild of cartographers who chart such a map. In this paper I analyze Borges’ story ‘The Aleph’ which tells us about such an ideal map, in particular a globe that would probably overwhelm the Guild of Cartographers, since the Aleph compresses time and space within its confines. This little nutshell of microcosms and universe overshadows even the perfect map that coincides point for point with territory, because it contains all movements, speeds, and there is no difference between inside and outside. It is like a zone, “one of the points in space that contains all points” (Borges 1998: 280). I argue that although compressed into an impossibly small space, the zone, the Aleph is at the same time chaotic, kaleidoscopic and fragmented, mocking the cartographer’s yearning for a total presentation of reality.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Filologija



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Autor s matičnim brojem:
Mario Vrbančić, (295136)