Postmodernism

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Postmodernism

  1. 1. Metalepsis in Drama DRAMA _________________________________ Real > Implicit >Mimesis > Implicit > Real Playwright Diegesis Audience = Ontological frames • Mimesis: showing, enacting. • Diegesis: telling, recounting.
  2. 2. POSTMODERNISM
  3. 3. CONTEXT & BACKGROUND • After the WW II (after 1945) • Reaction towards the new state of the world • Reaction against realism & modernism “High art”, “High culture” & everyday life Language as a reflection of reality
  4. 4. CHARACTERISTICS OF POSTMODERN LITERARTURE • Reality is chaotic. Human condition: meaningless. • The artist “plays” within chaos. • Themes: Memory Loss & death The sense of paranoia Meaninglessness of human existence
  5. 5. CHARACTERISTICS OF POSTMODERN LITERATURE Alienation of individuals Lack of communication Feelings of anxiety Attachment to illusions of security to conceal the void of our lives Fragmentation & discontinuity Uncertitude
  6. 6. CHARACTERSITICS OF POSTMODERN LITERATURE • Defiance of conventional traditions through experimentation: Point of view: more limited Fragmentation: no linear narration Intertextuality Decentering & deconstruction
  7. 7. CHARACTERISTICS OF POSTMODERN LITERATURE The absurd Magical realism Pastiche Political protest literature (postcolonial) Irony, black humor & sarcasm The antinovel Re-writes Metalepsis
  8. 8. POSTMODERN ISSUES • Experimentation • Reaction against modernist’s conception of “high art” • Reaction against a totally new world • Chaotic reality • Intertextuality

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