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what is post-modernism?

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by fatalist, Oct 27, 2004.

  1. fatalist

    fatalist Dirty Dozen Crew

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    guys i need help.......i've been reading about post-modernism...and i just can't begin to put it in words, for a 2 page essay i have to write, defineing post-modernism...

    this is all i have:
    post-modern literature refers to works published form the latter half of the 20th century, and involves work that crosses boundaries of genres, such as novels that combines both poerty, and prose.

    from there i'm stuck...............

    can anyone elaborate...it can be post-modernism in art or literature...

    much love... ;)
  2. the_gooch

    the_gooch 12oz Loyalist

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  3. villain

    villain Veteran Member

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    Sorry i don't know much about these fancy words for art and literature and stuff.
    Not much of an art dork am I?
  4. fatalist

    fatalist Dirty Dozen Crew

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    [post=3688564]Quoted post[/post]​

  5. Weapon X

    Weapon X 12oz Loyalist

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    Pronunciation: 'pOst-'mä-d&rn, ÷'mä-d(&-)r&n
    Definition: a word for idiots to help themselves believe that they are intellectual.
  6. iupgmblows

    iupgmblows New Jack

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    Postmodernism refers to that which is after moderrnism. Something that is postmodern has no center, it may also be viewed as a critique of modernism. Modernism, although it may be highlt fragmented has a central theme. A prime example of a modernist work in painting would be Picaso's cubism. Although the form is fragmented and it ilustrates a new take on western perspective, it is still based on a central theme. Classical ideas of composition and color are still employed by the artist. A postmodern art work like Duchamp's fountain (which is a urinal) could be viewed as postmodern because it critisises art. Duchamp's fountain asks about the legitamacy of art. Graffiti art also aks the same question in a way. Many people would agree that a peice is art, but is bombing an art form or is it pure vandalism, or both. I don't realy have time to go into postmodernism too much here, but for more info check out Derrida, leotard, deluze. That should give you a good start. Just use google to search these guys' names. I'm sure you will find many more links. Good luck
  7. All of you are completely mistaken.

    For starters, post-modernism involves, without exception, the posting of the researcher's tits. After that crucial first step is completed, then we can move on to further define the term more thoroughly.
  8. fatalist

    fatalist Dirty Dozen Crew

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    ^^^^^thanks alot...this helps alot...why do i always wait till the last minute to begin my research? good looking out guys

    :kissa: e-kisses
  9. I was about to close this..but mamski saved the show...so fatalist, i studied that shit for 4 years..are you down for a trade?
    your next post will determine this threads fate
  10. GamblersGrin

    GamblersGrin Elite Member

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    books i read in my post modernism class were william s burroughs "naked lunch," celine's "journey to the end of the night," the complete poetry of rainer maria rilke, a samuel beckett book but i forget which, virginia woolf's last book, and james joyces "ulysses" (yes, the entire book).
    i was taught by a guy who graduated 1st in his graduate class at harvard for his doctorate, liked when i came into class high and read aloud, and let me write my in class essays in crayon. i did get a b in his class though. dude is a real genius.

  11. See what I'm saying? Post-modernism at its finest.

  12. duh-rye-won

    duh-rye-won Member

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  13. heavyLox

    heavyLox Veteran Member

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    post - modernism - reffers to the reconstruction and appropration of exsisting things to create a new object, based on things that are already there. This is a movement that is born form the modernist movent. Both of these are hard to define, because they cover a wide, and slighty expanding areas and ideas.
    Where moderism is a bit more fatalistic, postmodernism reflects a more upbeat ideolgical change from moderism.
    the Remix is a very post modern idea, it relies on a collective conciousness to find enough identifiable bits to create a familiarity but still different enough to be a new thing.

    Of or relating to art, architecture, or literature that reacts against earlier modernist principles, as by reintroducing traditional or classical elements of style or by carrying modernist styles or practices to extremes: “It [a roadhouse]is so architecturally interesting... with its postmodern wooden booths and sculptural clock”

    read this:
  14. heavyLox

    heavyLox Veteran Member

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    i came through now learn some lingo and help me out with my thread question.

    here--- hook it up.