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The act or process of surveying and reviewing the past.
[retro- + L. specto, pp. spectatus, to look at]
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What both Wordsworth and Heidegger call the "world" turns out to be constituted by "on-site retrospection" (63) that precisely fails to grasp what is near and close by--as in, classically, the episode in The Prelude 6 of Wordsworth's crossing of the Alps.
The retrospection, which covers Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates, includes the following highlights:
The idea that we can have intentions about the past can seem plausible if we conceive of retrospection as a choice between courses of history.
Although the limitations of the method will be acknowledged, the use of retrospection yielded interesting data that can help enhance language-specific interpreter training.
The title "We Wanted a Revolution" might seem to imply a wistful retrospection on the two decades that witnessed the rise of second-wave feminism and the Black Power movement in the US.
The dreamlike retrospection of Jaber's digressive prose conveys his motifs--politics, war, identity, eroticism, romantic love, family ties, grief, sensuality, memory, imagination--by way of a narrator who complains that he can't express himself: "We fell in love, and my mind was running wild, making plans, and running wild some more when she told me (on the upper floor of a patisserie on Mono Street that's no longer there--she was eating ice cream and I was eating cake) that she couldn't see me anymore." Maroun harbors no rage and can't empathize with his father; and yet he avoids self-pity, because he retrieves images instead of evoking them: he makes up by fortitude what he lacks in depth.
The festival will also host MOON cinema, a 72-hour retrospection by French documentary filmmaker Vincent Moon on the musical traditions and rites of various cultures.
The passing of Bowie and Lemmy caused a moment of retrospection at the bar the other night.
AMID THE HUSTLE, bustle and good cheer of December, there's also an undertone of melancholy and retrospection. Another year past.
It's a time for celebration and reflection, perhaps a little more retrospection than usual.
"This is not just a moment for retrospection," said Nieman curator Ann Marie Lipinski, a past co-chair of the Pulitzer Prize board.