Scarry Response: Perceived Beauty As A Reflection of Self

In her essay “On Beauty and Being Just,” Elaine Scarry describes two different types of mistakes about beauty. The first “is the recognition that something formerly held to be beautiful no longer deserves to be so regarded. The second is the sudden recognition that something from which the attribution of beauty had been withheld deserved…

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Reflection on Linda Hutcheon’s “The Politics of Postmodernism: Parody and History”

The word postmodernism encompasses a wide variety of styles, and different definitions, depending on the discipline. As someone beginning the semester with absolutely no preconceived notion of what postmodernism is, I have narrowed it down to the following: An investigation of the nature, limits and possibilities of art. Inherently contradictory: first establishes then subverts conventions….

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