08 - Postmodernism

08 - Postmodernism - Postmodernism Next Fall CTCS 393...

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4/15/08 - Postmodernism 15/04/2008 16:03:00 Next Fall CTCS 393 Censorship class CTCS 469 o Hitchcock, Wednesday 6-9:30 Postmodernism is general: the period that comes after modernism Started with: o George Lucas’ Star Wars o Close Encounters of the Third Kind Emergence of new type of social life and new economic order Postmodernism as an aesthetic sensibility o What is its aesthetic quality? A response to modernism.  Postmodernists are different than modernism people o It is not only a  reaction  but an  extension o Salient features of postmodernism: No respect for reality o Multitasking o Concern for technology o  No consideration for integrity o Emphasis on business o Youth Culture Pop Culture o The erasure of the distinction between high and low culture into a  commodity called “pop culture” Les Miserables becomes “Les Miz”
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course CTCS 190 taught by Professor Casper during the Spring '07 term at USC.

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