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The Passing of Postmodernism
The Passing of Postmodernism (April 2010)
A Spectroanalysis of the Contemporary
Josh Toth - Author

Examines the increasingly prevalent assumption that postmodernism is over and that literature and film are once again engaging sincerely with issues of ethics and politics.

The Passing of Postmodernism addresses the increasingly prevalent assumption that a period marked by poststructuralism and metafiction has passed and that literature and film are once again engaging sincerely with issues of ethics and poli...(Read More)
 
 
This Is a Picture and Not the World
This Is a Picture and Not the World (February 2007)
Movies and a Post-9/11 America
Joseph Natoli - Author

Uses satirical parodies of screenplays and political blogs to reveal the cracks in our post-9/11 American psyche.

In This Is a Picture and Not the World, Joseph Natoli employs the lingua franca of film itself—screenplay dialogue—as well as the more recent form of the political blog to present a hyperreal account of popular film as both a creator and a reflector of our post-9/11 mass psyche. Drawin...(Read More)
 
 
Roll Over Adorno
Roll Over Adorno (April 2006)
Critical Theory, Popular Culture, Audiovisual Media
Robert Miklitsch - Author


Moves from Beethoven to Buffy to examine the blurred nexus of elite and popular culture in the twenty-first century.

What happens when Theodor Adorno, the champion of high, classical artists such as Beethoven, comes into contact with the music of Chuck Berry, the de facto king of rock ’n’ roll? In a series of readings and meditations, Robert Miklitsch inv...(Read More)

 
 
Kurt Vonnegut's Crusade; or, How a Postmodern Harlequin Preached a New Kind of Humanism
Kurt Vonnegut's Crusade; or, How a Postmodern Harlequin Preached a New Kind of Humanism (February 2006)
Todd F. Davis - Author


Explores the moral and philosophical underpinnings of Vonnegut’s work.

“I’ve worried some about why write books when presidents and senators and generals do not read them, and the university experience taught me a very good reason: you catch people before they become generals and senators and presidents, and you poison their minds with humanity. Encourage them to make a bette...(Read More)
 
 
Sites of Autopsy in Contemporary Culture
Sites of Autopsy in Contemporary Culture (April 2005)
Elizabeth Klaver - Author

Explores the role and function of the autopsy in Western culture, from Rembrandt's The Anatomy Lecture to The X-Files and CSI.

In this compelling interdisciplinary study, Elizabeth Klaver considers how autopsies are performed in a variety of contexts, from the "real" thing in hospitals and county morgues to various depictions in paintings, novels, plays, films, and television shows. Autops...(Read More)
 
 
TechnoLogics
TechnoLogics (December 2004)
Ghosts, the Incalculable, and the Suspension of Animation
Gray Kochhar-Lindgren - Author

Uses literature, philosophy, and psychoanalysis to explore the emerging logic of the posthuman.

Adding to the growing field of posthuman or cyborg studies, TechnoLogics explores how our position in the technologized world reorders, in the most radical ways imaginable, our basic experience of the lines governing literary, philosophical, and cultural production. The ancient dream of immortality is now becoming re...(Read More)
 
 
Post-Marxist Theory
Post-Marxist Theory (December 2004)
An Introduction
Philip Goldstein - Author

An introduction to the philosophical, economic, historical, feminist, and cultural versions of post-Marxist theory.

Poststructuralist Marxism, or post-Marxism, is a theoretical viewpoint that elaborates and revises the work of Louis Althusser and Michel Foucault. Unlike traditional Marxism, which emphasizes the priority of class struggle and the common humanity of oppressed groups, post-Marxism reveals the se...(Read More)

 
 
What We Want Is Free
What We Want Is Free (December 2004)
Generosity and Exchange in Recent Art
Ted Purves - Editor

Examines the way recent artists have incorporated concepts of generosity into their work.

Through a variety of lenses, this book examines contemporary artists' use of the "gift"—the distribution of goods and services—as a medium for artistic production. Featuring a detailed survey of over fifty artists' projects from fifteen countries, What We Want Is Free explores how these artists use their ...(Read More)
 
 
Musing the Mosaic
Musing the Mosaic (May 2003)
Approaches to Ronald Sukenick
Matthew Roberson - Editor

Examines Sukenick's role in reshaping the American literary tradition.

In Musing the Mosaic prominent critics of postmodern and contemporary fiction and culture discuss the fictional and theoretical works of Ronald Sukenick, one of the most important American writers to emerge from the late 1960s. Sukenick has been a prolific participant in reshaping the American literary tradition for two generations and playe...(Read More)
 
 
From Girl to Woman
From Girl to Woman (March 2003)
American Women's Coming-of-Age Narratives
Christy Rishoi - Author

Examines the crucial role that coming-of-age narratives have played in American feminism.

From Girl to Woman examines the coming-of-age narratives of a diverse group of American women writers, including Annie Dillard, Zora Neale Hurston, Maxine Hong Kingston, and Mary McCarthy, and explores the crucial role of such narratives in the development of American feminism. Women have long known that identity is comple...(Read More)
 
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