Not a movement or a style, yet characterized by a distinctive perspective, the postmodern spirit has been evident in many key works of recent philosophy, social theory, literature, art, music, architecture, and even technology. We will study examples of postmodernist theory and fiction against the background of early-twentieth-century avant-garde and modernist work, moving toward a more comprehensive grasp of the literature and culture of our own day.
These Web pages contain much material connected with the
course and the subject. I will be asking you to study some of
this material as the course goes on. In the meantime, feel free
to explore. Please bear in mind that these pages are meant to
be a tool for use with this course, rather than a comprehensive
overview of postmodernism.
Harry Mathews' "Country Cooking"
Tom Phillips' Ulysses
Pride and Prejudice
John Cage: Organ2 / ASLSP
Five Easy Pieces scene