Instead, it looks at the functions of lists in postmodernist
narratives, that is, the self-reflexive kind of fiction that reached its heyday in the second half of the twentieth century.
The point here is that, given Jernigan's working definition and his very selective sampling of Stoppard's work, I find it very difficult to call Stoppard a postmodernist
even during this early stage of his career.
I first came to know McHale's work by reading his 1987 book Postmodernist
Fiction when I was conducting my Ph.
Kim's explanation of postmodernist
conceptions of ideology doesn't answer why postmodernists
may be more susceptible to overgeneralizing than, say, Kim would be.
Thesis 1: the metaphysical systems that are traditionally alleged to ground the cogency of world-explanations have been definitively exposed for their essentially ideologieal, power-sustaining, abuse-justifying contents, or, alternatively, for their philosophical irrelevanee or semantic vacuity.
historians (I vowed I would never start a sentence, let alone a column, with the word 'postmodernist
', but there we are) reckon that we cannot learn anything meaningful from old documents.
Certainly Kirk lacks many traits characteristic of postmodernists
addresses it to specialists, and not just those strongly conversant with the authors presented, but mostly to those comfortable with the peculiar rhetoric and strategy characterizing post-Heideggerian and postmodernist
Turn: American Thought and Culture in the 1970s.
Jesus Christ was crucified between two postmodernist
Both the postmodernists
and the social historians had accepted the importance of working with texts of all and every kind.
Hicks's discussion of the epistemology and political philosophy of these paradigms of modernism helps us to identify what postmodernists
see themselves as negating and transcending.
This is a welcome achievement since many people wonder what rationale, or lack thereof, postmodernists
have used to make their case and what historical philosophical changes have caused the proliferation of postmodernists
in university culture.
For the postmodernists
, reality is not a specific whole, but that which has innumerable facets, each of which add to the original picture.
Of particular note is the chapter on "Literary Games," which attempts to explain in simple terms the viewpoints of New Critics, existentialists, deconstructionists, and postmodernists
, something which most guides would not even attempt.