ENG4UC Lesson 13 - Postmodern Literature qualities and Themes.docx - Heather Williams 17277041 ENG4UC Lesson 13 Postmodern Literature Qualities and

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Heather Williams17277041ENG4UCNovember 11, 2018Lesson 13: Postmodern Literature Qualities and Themes1.Postmodern Terms and definitionsTermDefinitionUnreliable narratorNarrator that is untrustworthy, whose credibility is compromised. Rendition of events must be taken with grain of salt. Generally occurs in first-person narration, which underlines the motives behind the transmission of a given story.Human experienceis ambiguousSimulations have replaced the real, people have access to too much information, as technology is a central focus – we have a hard time understanding the real when simulations of the real mediate it. Depicts world that is unstable, internally contradictory, inconclusive, indeterminate, no one specific reality possible – therefore focuses on a vision of fragmented, jagged world.Black comedyRefers to a genre of comedy that deals humorously with serious or disturbing subject matter. A way to face atrocities ofthe 21st century.Dark humourUses irony, playfulness to make light of taboo topics of the 21stcentury.IntertextualityAcknowledgement of previous works within other literary works). Refers to how one text has been influences and shapesby other texts that have come before it (acknowledgement of previous works within other literary works)Pastiche

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