It's PoMo! (pause) ...Post modern. (pause) ...Weird for the sake of weird.
— Moe Szyslak, The Simpsons
Independent Research Task
Now that you have a good understanding of what is a post modern text and have been shown a
number of examples it is your turn to choose a text. Your homework task for the next week is to
pick and research a post modern text produced the past five years. At this level you are expected to
be doing about 5 hours per week (outside of class) for each subject and this is what I expect you to
do for this project. You have this lesson and your unsupervised lesson next week to help. By the end
of that lesson you will need to have completed the research, created a PowerPoint presentation and
handed it in via Student Drop after the holidays…...
You will need to:
Watch your chosen text
Find out about the ‘how and why’ of your text (Production details)
Explore the critical reception of the text.
You will also need to apply all the theories and ideas we have looked at so far to the text.
You can highlight how it fits with these ideas and how it does not.
You will need to include some detailed textual analysis of your text – specific scenes need to
be analysed, possibly with YouTube clip or screen grabs.
Finally make a judgement about how post modern the text is and explain why
Stranger than Fiction
Synecdoche: New York
Exit through the Gift Shop
The Adjustment Bureau
Life on Mars
Extras (US version)
Misfits esp Series Two
Recent episodes of The
Simpson (Aidan), Family Guy
(Mark), South Park
500 Days of Summer
My Mad Fat Diary
I’m still here
Shutter Island (Jake)
The Walking Dead Cristina
Others? – see me if you have