(Re)presentations of the Present
How do literary texts and other media articulate the present, per se or in contrast with the past and future: is it rendered (im)material, (in)distinct, fluid, con-temporary? How is it privileged or subordinated regarding alternative temporalities, or how is it engaged with cyclic or parallel time? How do articulations differ among media, in the works of one author, across periods, between cultures or perspectives, between disciplines or modes of thought, or as reflections of technological or political change? Whose time is the present?