The shared, public consumption Grossman describes here is of course matched by the serialization of novels, and while the point is that the shared reading of texts is instrumental in creating or constellating
communities and supplementing them in an affective way, the novel, more than non-fiction, was particularly adept.
Rather Massey is concerned with constellating
past and present in order to reactivate past values in the present.
Memory, then, is central to the perpetually constellating
and dissolving representations of selfhood that so engrossed early modern audiences.
George's persistent focus on Thomasine's apparel placed her body at the center of communal life, where it served as a prism for church members, constellating
and reflecting competing interpretations of such critical public issues as moral godliness, gender relations, church discipline, and social class, not to mention private issues like sibling rivalry between brothers stressed by their political and religious choices.
See also Sun Xiaochun and Jakob Kistemaker, The Chinese Sky during the Han: Constellating
Stars and Society (Leiden: Brill, 1990), 20.
Choosing the role of "clown" -- though there is little to incline us to laughter -- or, as he argues equally, the inexpert clamberer, tumbling through rocks and brush, trampled by the grazing lambs about him, down into the "obscure combe" deep in the ravine, little remains that can uplift and revamp a writing lived from the inside -- increasingly, it seems to me -- as a "dead letter night," at best a night "of constellating
79) Societies need heroes, because any society "has to have constellating
images to pull together all these tendencies to separation, to pull them together into some intention,"(80) a national identity.
Precisely as we might expect, Hemingway feminizes and genteelizes Eliot, and through him the Humanists he represents, by constellating
him with the Old Lady.
Some poets stitch a kind of linguistic web between sites of picturing (description) and sites of telling (narration); some poets make clusters of sound which do neither and both at once, calling attention to the constellating
properties of language, its capacity to confound temporal and spatial reality into a third thing: an event which participates in the construction of that reality.
Schwitters seems to have put equal effort into, and taken equal pleasure in, collage making and artistic battling alike, transforming the Eigengift of opinion into something else entirely by constellating
it with alternate views.
To these and others Gander both pays homage and calls communion, constellating
the assemblage as a half-buried tradition devoted to the religious potential of perception and consciousness.
9) This image, read against "The Storyteller," confirms Benjamin does not view storytelling solely through nostalgic and idealizing lens: the metaphor aligns the fairy-tale, with its generic opening line "Once upon a time," with mythic or historicist narrative that simultaneously severs and conflates past and present, rather than constellating
them in politically productive ways.
the Italians with their avant-garde counterparts abroad, the exhibition effectively reread Futurism: It foregrounded the abstraction that was always latent in the Italian movement but was rarely made explicit in its early years.
All untitled but each bearing parenthetical subtitles (including "automated dicing saw," "California redwood," and the like), the works established themselves as constellating
this minor modern drama in its scant details.