Presentation on theme: "POST-MODERNISM. WHAT,WHERE,WHEN Sensitized by the insights of some of the classic thinkers, ranging from Marx, to Weber, to Durkheim, Freud, and the critical."— Presentation transcript:
WHAT,WHERE,WHEN Sensitized by the insights of some of the classic thinkers, ranging from Marx, to Weber, to Durkheim, Freud, and the critical thought of the Frankfurt School, postmodernist thought emerged in Europe with a new intensity in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Postmodernists are fundamentally opposed to modernist thought.
THEMES reject boundaries between high and low forms of art; reject rigid genre distinctions; emphasize parody, bricolage, irony and playfulness; favor reflexivity and self-consciousness, fragmentation and discontinuity,ambiguity, simultaneity; evidence on the destructured, decentered, dehumanized subject.
POSTMODERNISM VS MODERNISM MODERNISMPOSTMODERNISM Socio economicProductionReproduction GoodsServices Monopoly capitalMultinational capital poeticsEmotionsRandom intensities PlotLabyrinth AutonomyIntertextuality Miscellaneous figurations RepresentationSimulation PhysiologyBiotechnology OrganismCyborg
WHO JOHN MAXWELL COETZEE Winner of the Nobel Prize for literacture in 2003, he is considered the most important writer of South Africa. Born in 1940 in Città del Capo, he gratuated in maths and languages. In the 60s he worked in London as computer programmer for IBM. Later he graduated in literature in Texas Universty and he taught English and literature in Buffalo University. Now hes working for the English department in Adelaide University.
FOE by J. M. Coetzee Published in 1986, this novel is an example of postmodern re-writing of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe. It uses allegorical techniques and is considered by many critics the archetypal post-modern novel, examining the creative process of storytelling, narrative, language, as well as issues of gender, race and colonialism.