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By Neil Brooks, Josh Toth

ISBN-10: 9042021624

ISBN-13: 9789042021624

Have we moved past postmodernism? Did postmodernism lose its oppositional price whilst it grew to become a cultural dominant? whereas targeting questions similar to those, the articles during this assortment ponder the prospect that the loss of life of a definite model of postmodernism marks a renewed try and re-negotiate and maybe re-embrace a few of the cultural, literary and theoretical assumptions that postmodernism seemly denied outright. together with contributions from the various best students within the box - N. Katherine Hayles, John D. Caputo, Paul Maltby, Jane Flax, between others - this assortment finally comes jointly to accomplish a undeniable paintings of mourning. via their explorations of this present epistemological shift in narrative and theoretical construction, those articles paintings to "get over" postmodernism whereas at the same time celebrating a definite postmodern inheritance, an inheritance which can supply us very important avenues to knowing and affecting modern tradition and society. Contents Acknowledgements Permissions and Illustrations 'Arriving and Socializing on the Wake' Josh TOTH & Neil BROOKS: advent: A Wake and Renewed? Paul MALTBY: Postmodernism in a Fundamentalist area Robert MCLAUGHLIN: Postmodernism within the Age of Distracting Discourses Jennifer GEDDES: getting to soreness in/at the Wake of Postmodernism Jane FLAX: Soul carrier: Foucault's "Care of the Self" as Politics and Ethics Viewing and examining on the Wake N. Katherine HAYLES & Todd GANNON: temper Swings: The Aesthetics of Ambient Emergence Gavin KEULKS: big apple, l. a., and different Toxicities: Revisiting Postmodernism in Rushdie's 'Fury' and 'Shalimar the Clown' William G. LITTLE: not anything to jot down domestic approximately: very unlikely Reception in Mark Z. Danielewski's 'House of Leaves' Robert REBEIN: Turncoat: Why Jonathan Franzen eventually acknowledged "No" to Po-Mo Clayton DION: Serving 'Pi(e)' on the Wake of Postmodernism: arithmetic and Mysticism on the finish of the twentieth Century Mourning and Prayin

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It had no place in the creed before then. Its progenitor, John Nelson Darby (1800-1882), was an Irish-born lawyer living in England, who later became a leader of the Plymouth Brethren. Darby saw the Established Church as corrupted by Erastianism and clericalism. e. non-literal) interpretation of the Bible. (The Higher Criticism of the Tubingen School applied Hegelian historicism to the study of Christianity. ) Hence, in an endeavour to reaffirm the authority of the Bible’s account of Christian history and combat the secularizing effects of liberal thinking, Darby called for a return to a fundamentalist respect for biblical literalism.

As Bush remarked in a speech on the first anniversary of the 9/11 attacks: “We do not claim to know all the ways of Providence. Yet we can trust in them, placing our confidence in the loving God behind all of life, all of history” (qtd. in Cornell). In short, the dispensationalist history, as derived from a literal reading of the prophecies recorded in (chiefly) Revelation, is a one-way, God-centred process, in which all decisive events are governed and connected by a single, purposive telos.

By means of its programmatic use of self-reflexive writing techniques, postmodern fiction supplies a user-friendly version of many elements of postmodern critique. My premise is that postmodern fiction induces postmodern readings of other texts. In particular, its ostentatious use of self-reflexive devices has helped to forge an interpretive community, which is suspicious and sceptical of any Paul Maltby 27 claim to textual authority. L. Doctorow among others. Self-reflexive writing techniques are, of course, not exclusive to postmodern fiction but they are far more common and obtrusive among postmodern writers than among their predecessors.

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