Against the Day: An Analysis of Postmodernism and the Deconstructionist Tradition

Sunday, April 26, 2009, 4:30 pm

Location: meet in tearoom, move to Ryerson

Lecture by Eliana Pfeffer

Abstract:

Postmodernist literature is highly significant within historical context, and has brought to the forefront of literature the import of the “unknowable.” This concept, while occasionally mentioned by various authors throughout history, has become the central issue when discussing postmodernist work—there is always the question of perception to consider, and this is derived directly from historical circumstance. After explaining the meaning, history, and definition of the term “postmodern,” I will delve into the tradition of deconstructionism and the how the careful dichotomy between form and content create and shape literature, especially that which is so hyper-concerned with itself and its own medium. Finally, through the close analysis of several texts, I will attempt to engender an appreciation through an understanding of the workings of “meta” in postmodernist literature, all the while focusing on the fascination with the mutability of truth.

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One Response to “Against the Day: An Analysis of Postmodernism and the Deconstructionist Tradition”

  1. Alla Hoffman Says:

    Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTJ6qTRmmrE

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