IntuitionistOne

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 7/7/11 The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead
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7/7/11 Colson Whitehead Colson will read at USC Thursday, October 28, 6
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7/7/11 Literary Strands in The Postmodernism The Gothic Modern African American Literature
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7/7/11 Postmodern Elements Self-reflexivity Use of irony, parody, black humor, word play Genre breakdown, mixing of high and low art De-realization, fabulization, simulacrum Atmosphere of late capitalist
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7/7/11 A postmodern
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7/7/11 Some Postmodern Authors John Barth Robert Coover Thomas Pynchon Kathy Acker Don DeLillo Toni Morrison David Foster Wallace
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7/7/11 The Gothic
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7/7/11 Horace Walpole
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7/7/11 History of the Literary Gothic Developed in England 1760-1830 Parodied by Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey The Romantics used gothic elements ( Frankenstein through Jane Eyre ) Southern gothic Detective fiction and noir
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7/7/11 Goths Gothic literature is still alive and well, including
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Unformatted text preview: 7/7/11 Illustration from • ca. . 1800 7/7/11 Gothic Elements • Physical and psychological terror • Atmosphere of horror and dread • Decaying scenery: ruins, crumbling castles • Hidden secrets—from secret passages and labyrinths through secret identities • Isolated protagonist, often a willful 7/7/11 7/7/11 Gothic imagery Click to edit Master subtitle style 7/7/11 Allusions to African American literature in The 7/7/11 Novelist Richard 7/7/11 Black Boy was 7/7/11 Novelist Ralph • The Invisible Man won the 7/7/11 Features shared by Whitehead, • African American protagonist moves from the south to urban north • Scene of humiliation required for a black character’s econoimc advancement • Heavy use of symbolism (particularly Whitehead and Ellison), including verticality, invisibility, and light/darkness 7/7/11 The Intuitionist...
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