The Mourning After: Attending the Wake of Postmodernism

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Neil Edward Brooks, Josh Toth
Rodopi, 2007 - Literary Criticism - 306 pages
Have we moved beyond postmodernism? Did postmodernism lose its oppositional value when it became a cultural dominant? While focusing on questions such as these, the articles in this collection consider the possibility that the death of a certain version of postmodernism marks a renewed attempt to re-negotiate and perhaps re-embrace many of the cultural, literary and theoretical assumptions that postmodernism seemly denied outright. Including contributions from some of the leading scholars in the field – N. Katherine Hayles, John D. Caputo, Paul Maltby, Jane Flax, among others – this collection ultimately comes together to perform a certain work of mourning. Through their explorations of this current epistemological shift in narrative and theoretical production, these articles work to “get over” postmodernism while simultaneously celebrating a certain postmodern inheritance, an inheritance that can offer us important avenues to understanding and affecting contemporary culture and society.
 

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Contents

Postmodernism in a Fundamentalist Arena
15
Postmodernism in the Age of Distracting
53
Foucaults Care of the Self
79
Viewing and Reading at the Wake
99
and Shalimar the Clown
143
Impossible
169
Why Jonathan Franzen Finally Said
201
Mourning and Praying at the Wake
249
A Theology of
285
Contributors
303
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