Beyond Postmodernism: Reassessments in Literature, Theory, and Culture

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Overview

After the veritable hype concerning postmodernism in the 1980s and early 1990s, when questions about when it began, what it means and which texts it comprises were apt to trigger heated discussions, the excitement has notably cooled down at the turn of the century. Voices are now beginning to be heard which seem to suggest a new episteme in the making which points beyond postmodernism, while it remains at the same time very uncertain whether what appears as newness is not rather a return to traditional concepts, theoretical premises, and authorial practices. Contributors to this volume propose to explore new openings and recent developments in anglophone literatures and cultural theories which engage with issues seen to be central in the construction of a postmodern paradigm, but deal with them in ways that promise new openings or a new Zeitgeist.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783110177220
  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Publication date: 2/28/2012
  • Pages: 340
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Klaus Stierstorfer is Professor for English Literature at the University of Düsseldorf.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
The Persistence of the Modernist Heritage 11
Why the Postmodern Age Will Last 13
A New Sense of Reality? A New Sense of the Text? Exploring Meta-Realism and the Literary-Critical Field 29
Hear the Voice of the Artist: Postmodernism as Faustian Bargain 51
The Threefold Way: About the Heuristics and Paradigmatics of (Post) Modernist Culture and Literature 77
Modernist at Best: Poeticity and Tradition in Hyperpoetry 91
Beyond Postmodernist Thirdspace? - The Internet in a Post-Postmodern World 101
Re-Reading Postmodernism 119
Pragmatic Commitments: Postmodern Realism in Don DeLillo, Maxine Hong Kingston and James Ellroy 121
Why Derrida Is Not a Postmodernist 143
Paradox vs. Analogy: De Man and Foucault 157
'Civilization's Fear of Nature': Postmodernity, Culture, and Environment in The God of Small Things 179
Beyond Postmodernism 197
Beyond Postmodernism: Toward an Aesthetic of Trust 199
Wobbly Grounds: Postmodernism's Precarious Footholds in Novels by Bradbury, Parker, Rushdie, Swift 213
Beyond Indifference: New Departures in British Fiction at the Turn of the 21st Century 235
Shades of Gray: The Peculiar Postmodernism of Alasdair Gray 255
American Postmodernist Literature at the Turn of the Millennium: the Death and Return of the Subject 269
The Anglo-Irish Playwright Martin McDonagh: Postmodernist Zeitgeist as Cliche and a (Re)turn to the Voice of Common Sense 291
Extension of the Battle Zone: Ian McEwan's Cult Novel the Cement Garden 303
List of Contributors 319
Index 325
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