P - 8 - Postmodernism

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P - 8 - Postmodernism

  1. 1. Hiteshbhai C. Parmar Roll No. 11 Semester – M.A. Sem. 2 Year 2013 - 14 Topic:- Postmodernism Submitted to: Dr. Dilip Barad Smt. S.B. Gardi Department of English, Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar.
  2. 2. “Postmodernism” is a term usually applied to the period in literature, which was first used in the 1960s by literary critics such as Ahab Hassan and Leslie Fielder. They both have started and coined this term after the Second World War (1939 to 1945). Earlier this term was known as the cultural and aesthetic approach, but later on this word or this term was invented. Postmodernism
  3. 3. Postmodernism • The term ‘Postmodernism’ is often applied to the literature and art after World War 2 (1939-1945). • It’s a reaction against the philosophical assumptions, values, and intellectual worldview of the modern period of western history. • Postmodernism questions everything rationalist European philosophy held to be true. • Postmodernism refer to a group of critics who inspired often by the postmodern culture in which they live
  4. 4. Postmodernism • After World war 2 • Reaction towards the new status of the Word. • Reaction against realism & modernism. • “High art”, “High Culture” “Everyday Life”. • Language as a reflection of reality. • Postmodernism is Anti art. • Postmodernism removes distinction Between High– Law, Class – Mass.
  5. 5. Postmodernism • Many practitioners were there of postmodernism such as: Practitioners Walter Benjamin Martin Heidegger Bertolt Bretch Jorge Luis Borges Susan Sintag
  6. 6. Postmodernism Aspect - Jean Baudrillard Any sign is empty Virtual Word Status and Taboos Hyperreal between The private and public.
  7. 7. Art and Literature Music Building Literature Cinema
  8. 8. Conclusion • New literature, art, and culture after world war 2 created, Analyzes of those is known as Postmodernism. It is opposed modernism.

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