The Modern in Huxley's Brave New World and Tanpinar's The Time Regulation Institute


Kaya H.

AGATHOS-AN INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF THE HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES, vol.9, no.1, pp.99-114, 2018 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Title of Journal : AGATHOS-AN INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF THE HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.99-114

Abstract

In this study Aldous Leonard Huxley's 1932 Brave New World and Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar's 1962 The Time Regulation Institute (Saatleri Ayarlama Enstitusu) are brought together and analyzed in a comparative manner because they indicate a similar conceptualization of the modern that challenges the limits of conventional time and deconstructs the binary oppositions like the past and the present, the progressive and the primitive, and the private and public time. And therefore this study argues that their conceptualization of the modern, which is defined in terms of time, implies that a plural experience of modernity is possible.