Creative Writing

Time Tells: Time

by Masha Tupitsyn

2019 - Creative Writing at The New School

Archway Editions (an imprint of Simon & Schuster), November, 2021

Weaving feminism, chronopolitics, prose, and cultural memoir, Time Tells meditates on the loss of presence, ethics, and attention in the post-internet age. Structured into three main inquiries and phenomenologies—Time, Comedy, Acting—Time Tells focuses on the internet to talk about the ethics of attention, comedy to talk about timing and the language of critique, and lying masculinity, the male double, and acting to talk about presence, performance, and the power of falsehood. All three phenomenologies intersect to examine our inability to experience coherence and integration in the post-truth era. Forming a multiform mosaic of serial essays that are intimate and diagnostic, elegiac and theoretical, Time Tells spans a wide variety of popular media–film, peak TV, comedy specials, and social media–resulting in a hybrid work of text and image.

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