NAME : SOLANKI BINITA M.
Roll No: 05.
Class : M.A. , Sem : 02.
Paper No: 07.
Subject : Literary Theory & Criticism.
Topic : Modernism & Postmodernism.
Year : 2013-2014.
Submitted to : Dr. Dilip Barad.
Modernism has been the West’s most effective and
influential export and in fact has been willingly
embraced by many non–Western cultures for
commercial, economic, or political reasons, or as a
demonstration of support of Western ideals.
Modernism describe both of a culture tendencies and an
array of associate culture movements , originally
arising from wide-scale and far-reaching changes to
Western society in the late 19th century and early
A salient characteristicof modernism is self-consciousness.
Some Famous Writer in Modernism
Samuel Beckett, James Joyce,
T.S. Eliot,William Butler Yeats
Ezra Pound, Virginia Woolf
Modernist literature came into its own due to increasing industrialization and globalization.
Modernist literature came into its own due to increasing
industrialization and globalization.
postmodernism was movement in architecture that
rejected the modernist, avant garde, passion for the
A rejection of the sovereign autonomous
individual with an emphasis upon anarchic
collective, anonymous experience.
Postmodernism in literature and the art has parallels
With the movement known as poststructuralism in
Some famous writer in Postmodernism.
Samuel Beckett , John Crowley.
Shelly Jackson , Richard Power.
Philip Roth , Will self.
Modernism v/s Postmodernism
There is no meta narratives
(theory like Marxism have)
flaws have the answer.
the world is full of uncertainly
Meta narratives such as
Marxism , feminism ,
Functionalism said follow my
theory as it has the answer.
Some similarities in Modernism and Postmodernism:
Both literatures explore the external reality to
examine the inner states of consciousness of
Both employ fragmentation in narrative and