Submission Title

Postmodern Destinations: Arriving in Liminal Spaces with DeLillo, Doctorow, and the Portlandia Crew

Session Number

SS5

Location

Weyerhaeuser 304

Abstract Number

SS5-a

Abstract

This panel reviews postmodernism as a literary and cultural phenomenon, addressing trends in fiction and popular culture as it relates to the rejection of pre-World War II positivism. Emphasis is placed on post-structural thought with regards to the formation of communal and individual narratives and identity. The three presentations will investigate postmodernism and its literary, aesthetic, and philosophical tendencies, stressing major theorists while beginning to characterize our contemporary moment in light of such theory.

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Apr 23rd, 10:45 AM Apr 23rd, 12:15 PM

Postmodern Destinations: Arriving in Liminal Spaces with DeLillo, Doctorow, and the Portlandia Crew

Weyerhaeuser 304

This panel reviews postmodernism as a literary and cultural phenomenon, addressing trends in fiction and popular culture as it relates to the rejection of pre-World War II positivism. Emphasis is placed on post-structural thought with regards to the formation of communal and individual narratives and identity. The three presentations will investigate postmodernism and its literary, aesthetic, and philosophical tendencies, stressing major theorists while beginning to characterize our contemporary moment in light of such theory.