The Cambridge History of Postmodern Literature

The Cambridge History of Postmodern Literature

The Cambridge History of Postmodern Literature offers a comprehensive survey of the field, from its emergence in the mid-twentieth century to the present day.

Author: Brian McHale

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316495605

Category: Literary Criticism

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The Cambridge History of Postmodern Literature offers a comprehensive survey of the field, from its emergence in the mid-twentieth century to the present day. It offers an unparalleled examination of all facets of postmodern writing that helps readers to understand how fiction and poetry, literary criticism, feminist theory, mass media, and the visual and fine arts have characterized the historical development of postmodernism. Covering subjects from the Cold War and countercultures to the Latin American Boom and magic realism, this History traces the genealogy of a literary tradition while remaining grounded in current scholarship. It also presents new critical approaches to postmodern literature that will serve the needs of students and specialists alike. Written by a host of leading scholars, this History will not only engage readers in contemporary debates but also serve as a definitive reference for years to come.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Cambridge Introduction to Postmodernism

The Cambridge Introduction to Postmodernism

This Introduction surveys the full spectrum of postmodern culture, from architecture and visual art to fiction, poetry, and drama.

Author: Brian McHale

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107021259

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 252

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This Introduction surveys the full spectrum of postmodern culture, from architecture and visual art to fiction, poetry, and drama.
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Historical Dictionary of Postmodernist Literature and Theater

Historical Dictionary of Postmodernist Literature and Theater

Postmodernist Culture: An Introduction to Theories of the Contemporary. 2nd ed. ... Karl, Frederick R. American Fictions, 1940–1980: A Comprehensive History and Evaluation. ... The Cambridge History of Postmodern Literature.

Author: Fran Mason

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442276208

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 586

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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Postmodernist Literature and Theater contains a chronology, an introduction, and a bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on postmodernist writers, the important postmodernist aesthetic practices.
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After Postmodernism

After Postmodernism

Reading the Literatures of Asian America (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1992), p. 18. 45. Brian McHale and Len Platt, 'General Introduction', in Brian McHale and Len Platt (eds.), The Cambridge History of Postmodern Literature ...

Author: Christopher K. Coffman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000289015

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 150

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Several of American literature’s most prominent authors, and many of their most perceptive critics and reviewers, argue that fiction of the last quarter century has turned away from the tendencies of postmodernist writing. Yet, the nature of that turn, and the defining qualities of American fiction after postmodernism, remain less than clear. This volume identifies four prominent trends of the contemporary scene: the recovery of the real, a rethinking of historical engagement, a preoccupation with materiality, and a turn to the planetary. Readings of works by various leading figures, including Dave Eggers, Jonathan Franzen, A.M. Homes, Lance Olsen, Richard Powers, William T. Vollmann, and David Foster Wallace, support a variety of arguments about this recent revitalization of American literature. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the journal Textual Practice.
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The Cambridge History of American Literature Volume 7 Prose Writing 1940 1990

The Cambridge History of American Literature  Volume 7  Prose Writing  1940 1990

She argues compellingly that the foundational postmodern claim is the rejection of the fetish , explaining - by ... For Cyrus Patell , postmodern fiction makes its strongest historical claims in that insistence on the importance of ...

Author: Sacvan Bercovitch

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521497329

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 800

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Discusses the social, cultural, intellectual, and aesthetic aspects of American literature
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The Cambridge History of African American Literature

The Cambridge History of African American Literature

133 Revisiting the era of slavery allows postmodern black writers to lay bare the dark underside of the Age of Reason, ... writers bring a particular historical inflection to the suspicion of writing found in much postmodern literature, ...

Author: Maryemma Graham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521872171

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 847

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A major new history of the literary traditions, oral and print, of African-descended peoples in the United States.
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After Postmodernism

After Postmodernism

Cf. Edward Said, Orientalism (New York: Vintage Books, 1979), 12. 2. ... Diana Knight, “Barthes and Orientalism,” New Literary History, 24(3) (1993): 617–622. 8. ... Cambridge History of Postmodern Literature, ed.

Author: Wang Ning

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000604542

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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This book engages with the critical decline of postmodernism and newer currents of thinking that have come to the fore, including postcolonialism, feminism, and cultural studies, constituting an exploration of the cultural landscape after the heyday of postmodernism in the West and its profound influence on the Chinese cultural scene. Topics discussed include the prevalent theoretical trends and cultural phenomena in the West in the wake of postmodernism, how these developments have influenced contemporary Chinese literary and cultural criticism, and how Chinese scholars can have an equal dialogue with the dominant Western theorists. The chapters examine critical issues and figures in the fields, including postmodernity and globalization, as well as the theories of Edward Said, Gayatri Spivak, Homi Bhabha, and Judith Butler. Taking a comparative and cross-cultural perspective, especially between China and the West, the title also sheds light on the imprint of Western theoretical trends on the literature and culture of contemporary China, exemplified in diasporic writing, cinema, women’s literature, popular culture, and the overall orientation of contemporary Chinese literature. The book will be a critical reference for all levels of reader interested in postmodernism, critical theory, postcolonialism, feminism, cultural studies, comparative and world literature, and contemporary Chinese literature and culture.
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The Cambridge Companion to Postmodern American Fiction

The Cambridge Companion to Postmodern American Fiction

This volume offers an authoritative, comprehensive, and accessible guide to the American fiction of this remarkable period.

Author: Paula Geyh

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108179447

Category: Literary Criticism

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Few previous periods in the history of American literature could rival the richness of the postmodern era - the diversity of its authors, the complexity of its ideas and visions, and the multiplicity of its subjects and forms. This volume offers an authoritative, comprehensive, and accessible guide to the American fiction of this remarkable period. It traces the development of postmodern American fiction over the past half-century and explores its key aesthetic, cultural, and political contexts. It examines its principal styles and genres, from the early experiments with metafiction to the most recent developments, such as the graphic novel and digital fiction, and offers concise, compelling readings of many of its major works. An indispensable resource for students, scholars, and the general reader, the Companion both highlights the extraordinary achievements of postmodern American fiction and provides illuminating critical frameworks for understanding it.
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Literary Research and American Postmodernism

Literary Research and American Postmodernism

American Postmodernism Period Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, and Companions Ashton, Jennifer, ed. The Cambridge Companion ... The Cambridge History of American Literature. ... Historical Dictionary of Postmodernist Literature and Theater.

Author: Emily Witsell

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780810892767

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 210

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This book is a guide to scholarly research in the field of American postmodern literature, defined as the period between 1950 and 1990 and provide advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and scholars of literature with a comprehensive view of the print and online resources available in literature and related subject areas
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Hanif Kureishi Postmodernism and Formation Critical Views

Hanif Kureishi   Postmodernism and Formation   Critical Views

... Brian, et al., (eds), The Cambridge history of postmodern literature, New York: Cambridge University Press; 2016, pp. 143-158 Featherstone, Mike, Postmodernism, Cultural Change, and Social Practice, in: Douglas Kellner (ed.) ...

Author: Juliane Esch-Jakob

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783749457175

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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Critical reflections of post-modern literary works by Hanif Kureishi as required by the education ministries on the character formation of adolescents in schools. Kritische Betrachtungen postmoderner literarischer Werke von Hanif Kureishi für die von den Ministerien für Erziehung geforderte Charakterbildung von Jugendlichen im schulischen Bereich.
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