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15 July 2010 Class Postmodernism 21:36 Storey, “Postmodernism” Postmodernism: the basics Problem with modernism: It had become “canonized”—no longer avant-garde or subversive It was elitist Jean-Francois Lyotard: Postmodernism as a “crisis of knowledge” Wrote  The Postmodern Condition  (1979) Obsolescence of ‘totalizing  metanarratives’ Marxism Liberalism Christianity  Etc. People in postmodern era are experts in their own areas so it doesn’t make sense to  have authorities  Jean Baudrillard: postmodernism as a culture of the “simulacrum” Simulacra (sinular, simulacrum) likeness, similarity Simulation “Hyperrealism” (or hyperreality)  examples of hypererality: everyone wore “Vote for Pedro Shirts” after Napoleon  Dynamite movie
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State of hyperreality Example of “Coronation Street” Hyperrealism=”substitution of an image for the real thing” (153) OJ Simpson Trial Fabrication of news Disneyland Parallel to metanarratives of Lyotard Frederic Jameson: postmodernism as “pastiche”
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