- A. Historicism contents itself with establishing a CAUSAL CONNECTION between
various moments in history. aka the modernist way of conceptualizing history is that
one thing happens, then causes something after. BUT NO FACT THAT IS A CAUSE I
Postmodernism does not come after modernism, from a postmodernist point of view. It does
from a modernist point of view, because modernism likes to view the world in discreet, chronological categories.
In postmodernism, postmodernis
Lacan - The Mirror Stage
theres a developmental moment/stage for infants around six months where they, like other primates, become obsessed with their own image. They see themselves in the mirror and recognize themselves.
The infant has no sense of I or s
Fight Club - centers around the word irony
Adorno and Horkheimer: The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception
- is basically going to show exactly what happens in fight club.
- written during WWII
- This text is an anatomy of the ideo
Donna Harroway - Manifesto for Cyborgs
- For Harroway, the phallogocentric order finds its endpoint not in something like a feminist
reaction to phallogocentrism. She says she doesnt want to replace spiritual male presence with
spiritual female presence (
Class Notes: Beaudrillard & Jameson
Beaudrillard: Simulation vs. Simulacra
Beaudrillard says that postmodernism is when reality doesnt precede representation, but
the other way around.
Representation vs. Simulation
- Representation starts from the princ
Blade Runner Day 2
The things we need to think about in terms of replicants is that theyre not just machines, but
they stand for everything that isnt MAN. Everything that is other.
- Men turn women into sexual objects literally. Deckard thinks that if hes
We can never see reality. We can only see the vantage point through which its constructed.
The Matrix: relates to Platos example of education with people chained to their chairs seeing
shadows. One person realizes that he is not seeing the worl
When Buzz is having his moment of triumph on Andys bed and gives his speech about who he
really is and Woody sees that what hes saying is on the back on the box.
What Buzz thinks is his voice is actually scripted and programmed into him.
-Chinatown (the place) represents a place outside of our capacity of knowledge, history, etc. Chinatown represents a gap in knowledge, the real that we are never able to see.
- Jake says he hated being a cop in Chinatown because you never know w