ongoingness


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ongoingness

(ˈɒnˌɡəʊɪŋnəs)
n
the quality or characteristic of being ongoing and continuing
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Individual memories and the collective interpretation of the history of violence and the ongoingness of trauma in the everyday lives of ordinary people become competing narratives.
Furthermore, it has the anesthetising effect of diverting questions of responsibility and of focusing on the apocalyptic phantasm of total war, thereby distracting attention from the realities of war in its ongoingness. And this includes nuclear war.
(30.) Relatedly, Ellison's literary interpreters have conceptually mobilized "improvisation." For examples of criticism in this vein, see Porter 2001, 76, 85; Sundquist 2005, 222, where improvisation is a figure for Ellison's creative ongoingness; Yaffe 2006, 73, 197; Borshuk 2006, 91-120; Muyumba 2009; and Bradley 2010, 17, 179, 190.
(Figure 2) We understand why we are overwhelmed by extreme and exhausting threats and actualized violence, as they menace the endurance of the world and of confidence in ongoingness. What's harder to process is why it is hard to bear the very things we want.
These white spaces between blocks of text function like the boxes of the encyclopedic plate; Sterne suspends the ongoingness of mimetic time, dilating figures like Yorick and his horses to proper intelligibility, and introducing the rules of their engagement with his narrative, before asking the reader to proceed.
It's a phrase you could adapt to Cedric Diggory's death, and while "Career of Evil" works superbly as a pure murder mystery, in Robin's development Rowling finds a larger theme, too - the terrible ongoingness and untidiness of life, the ways in which catching a criminal doesn't necessarily finish a crime, only a book.
He went / to check out those Danes / boozing at home in their / big house & pay them a call." In the aphoristic wisdom of the Dao: "Brevity is natural / it makes sense // a storm doesn't go on all morning long / nor does a sudden shower all day." Or embodied in the physical world itself, as in the early, Objectivist-inspired poem "Table": "The perfection of / a blue bowl / of eggs // remains constant / in the mind, / as simple // as clear / as a cold / glass of water." In Essay Stanzas, the length of the poems allows Meyer to layer these modes--elegy, myth, aphorism, objective description--and quietly shape a sense of ongoingness. The book feels exhaustive without being exhausting; the poems do not resist containment or closure, but neither do they inscribe language's lack.
"Readers of Ongoingness will experience its gestalt: The whole is definitely greater than the sum of its parts, and what that whole is will vary from reader to reader.
One way to move further in this critical direction is to give serious attention to literary instances of negative emotions that are "defined by a flatness or ongoingness," as Ngai has described them (7).
Another area of discontinuity is the ongoingness of patriarchal assumptions about God and the world." The idea that men were born to "run the world," she said, "needs to be challenged nonviolently but very firmly"
But Schneider urges us to consider what readings might be opened up if we were to approach these photos as "still" images, a term that references an object's ongoingness. The prison guards in the photos seem to be addressing a future viewer in a "'now' deferred" (162).
Sometimes we have returned to our personal pain, but never without an awareness of the ongoingness of the world.