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[be- + lated.]

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But instead of warding off the reflection theory of culture, Sherman does something more surprising: he embraces the reflective temporality of belatedness to consider what specifically it affords to literature.
The symposium concentrates on the following themes: romanticism, belatedness in composition in the long nineteenth and twentieth century, influences on Dohnanyi's style, Dohnanyi the performer and performing Dohnanyi, and Dohnanyi's relationships in European and American musical life.
Chinas memory of more than a century of foreign domination, moreover, is if anything a deeper well of grievance than Germany's anxiety of belatedness for having failed to achieve a unified identity comparable to Britain's or France's in time to establish its own global empire.
Bozovic begins by surveying Pushkin's novel with an eye on perennial Russian anxiety about cultural centers and peripheries, especially when it comes to Russian literature's belatedness and the concomitant fear of unoriginality and marginality.
The once-homogeneous state, based on ideals of collectivity, is reluctantly giving way to increased social differentiation and individuation while facing its own paradoxical situation vis-a-vis time--promoting hyperspeed development, yet never outpacing a sense of belatedness.
Nor, Lesser argues, can one write a straightforward cultural history of Q1's reception and interpretation without reckoning with the quarto's belatedness, its entry into a set of firmly-established discourses that had grown up without it.
Ecomusicology, media studies, and new materialisms in music departments have unfolded largely parallel with their cognates in literary studies, while the New Musicology of the 1980s was characterized by a sense of its own belatedness.
It was the mutual entwinement of political belatedness and aesthetic inadequacy that occupied me while writing Prose of the World: Modernism and the Banality of Empire (2013), a book on literature and colonial tedium.
Ghostly Figures: Memory and Belatedness in Postwar American Poetry
Ghostly Figures: Memory and Belatedness in Postwar American Poetry" contends that this poetics of belatedness, along with the way it is bound to questions of poetic making, is a central, if critically neglected, force in postwar American poetry.
A fine introduction considers the rhetorical and figurative impulses of Romantic Orientalism: a tendency to invoke earlier texts as pre-texts, a predisposition to worry about solipsism as both a poetic condition and globally untenable, and a recognition, philosophical and poetic, of belatedness.
The editors' helpful introduction defines the perspective that frames the volume, Yeats's deliberate belatedness.