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Why did Postmodernists want to differ from Modernists?

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When is the anus mirabilis of Modernism and when is it?

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Why did Postmodernists want to differ from Modernists?


Modernism became the standard


Postmodernists tried to do something new and to become even more innovative

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Name popular techniques of Modernism.

  • Stream of Consciousness
  • Inner Monologue
  • language play
  • Giving structure by using allusions to well-known works (like bible, myths,...)

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What is Postmodernism?

  • Cultural phase or era following that of
    modernism
  • in part continuing and/or
    negating it

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Name characteristics of Modernism in literature

innovations in style/complex style, for example:

  • stream of consciousness
  • inner monologue


batteling conventions

  • free verse in poetry
  • no transitions (e.g. The Wasteland)
  • playing with language (e.g. Ulysses)

 

in general really hard to understand (bc the writers did not understand the world either). It does not have to make sense and might only do so to the author.

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When is the anus mirabilis of Modernism and when is it?

It is the most important year of the Modernism


1922, the year The Wasteland was published

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Name characteristics of Modernist fiction

  • experimental
  • innovatory in form
  • differs from preexisting models of discourse
  • illustrate workings of the human mind
  • approached from a new perspective
  • the reader fills in missing parts

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Which changes occurred because of WW1? 

  • no monarchy in large parts of Europe anymore
  • collapse of the traditional 19th Century worldview
  • disillusionment of people

Key Texts from the 20th and 21st Centuries

When did Postmodernism start?

Answers vary. Usually defined to start after WW2 or later

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What does modern mean?

"contemporary"

Up-to-date
Fashionable 

Key Texts from the 20th and 21st Centuries

Name a difference between Modernism and Postmodernism

Modernists tried to make sense of the world through their writing.


Postmodernists wrote to e.g. explore and experiment with language and form.

Key Texts from the 20th and 21st Centuries

What is the mythical method?

make writing cohere by giving providing an underlying structure, esp. by referring to earlier literature or reassembling myths into new narratives

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What is Modernism in general and in literature/art?

1. Era of world history like classical Antiquity
and the Middle Ages.
2. In literature and art: the era after World
War I.

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