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A Poetics of Postmodernism : History, Theory, Fiction - Linda Hutcheon

A Poetics of Postmodernism

History, Theory, Fiction

Paperback Published: 12th May 1988
ISBN: 9780415007061
Number Of Pages: 284

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A Poetics of Postmodernismis neither a defense nor a denunciation of the postmodern. It continues the project of Linda Hutcheon'sNarcissistic NarrativeandA Theory of Parodyin studying formal self-consciousness in art, but adds to this both an historical and an ideological dimension. Modelled on postmodern architecture, postmodernism is the name given here to current cultural practices characterized by major paradoxes of form and of ideology. The "poetics" of postmodernism offered here is drawn from these contradictions, as seen in the intersecting concerns of both contemporary theory and cultural practice.

Acknowledgementsp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Part Ip. 1
Theorizing the Postmodern: Toward a Poeticsp. 3
Modelling the Postmodern: Parody and Politicsp. 22
Limiting the Postmodern: the Paradoxical Aftermath of Modernismp. 37
Decentering the Postmodern: the Ex-Centricp. 57
Contextualizing the Postmodern: Enunciation and the Revenge of "parole"p. 74
Historicizing the Postmodern: the Problematizing of Historyp. 87
Part IIp. 103
Historiography Metafiction: "the Pastime of Past Time"p. 105
Intertextuality, Parody, and the Discourses of Historyp. 124
The Problem of Referencep. 141
Subject In/Of/To History and His Storyp. 158
Discourse, Power, Ideology: Humanism and Postmodernismp. 178
Political Double-Talkp. 201
Conclusion: a Poetics or a Problematics?p. 222
Bibliographyp. 232
Indexp. 259
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ISBN: 9780415007061
ISBN-10: 0415007062
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: 12th May 1988
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.19 x 15.57  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1

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