A Labyrinth of Times


A Labyrinth of Times


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This virtual labyrinth explores the plurality of the singular noun time through a series of temporal metaphors, images and concepts. Designed by LMU Digital Scholarship Librarian Melanie Hubbard, the rich diversity of critical and creative content was developed by undergraduate students in a seminar on David Mitchell’s fiction taught by Professor Paul Harris. The circuitous, reversible, unicursal path through the labyrinth (‘Ariadne’s thread’) is an archetypal image for both time and narrative and aligns well with the linear and cyclical structures evident across Mitchell’s novels.

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Spring 2019

A Labyrinth of Times