Pseudomodernism and the Rise of the Everyman

Postmodernism emphasizes the elusiveness of meaning as constructed through narrative continuity. The postmodern era saw the dissembling of many explicitly hegemonic structures. Yet, has it become outdated? The hallmark works of the postmodern era “mostly do not dream even of the possibility of the technology and communications media – mobile phones, email, the internet, computers…

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The Post Modern Problem

Linda Hutcheon’s “The Politics of Postmodernism: Parody and History” examines postmodernism through the lens of architecture. I found this to be an interesting choice as architecture is far from the first thing that comes to mind when I consider culture. I think immediately of art, literature, and music. Perhaps this is because it is difficult…

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What is Postmodernism?

The concept of postmodernism along with Jean-François Lyotard’s views on the subject is a hard mountain to conquer. A simple definition of postmodernism would be the Google dictionary’s, “a late-20th-century style and concept in the arts, architecture, and criticism that represents a departure from modernism and has at its heart a general distrust of grand…

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