International Postmodernism

Theory and literary practice

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Containing more than fifty essays by major literary scholars, International Postmodernism divides into four main sections. The volume starts off with a section of eight introductory studies dealing with the subject from different points of view followed by a section that deals with postmodernism in other arts than literature, while a third section discusses renovations of narrative genres and other strategies and devices in postmodernist writing. The final and fourth section deals with the reception and processing of postmodernism in different parts of the world.
Three important aspects add to the special character of International Postmodernism: The consistent distinction between postmodernity and postmodernism; equal attention to the making and diffusion of postmodernism and the workings of literature in general; and the focus on the text and the reader (i.e., the reader's knowledge, experience, interests, and competence) as crucial factors in text interpretation.
This comprehensive study does not expressly focus on American postmodernism, although American interpretations of postmodernism are a major point of reference. The recognition that varying literary and cultural conditions in this world are bound to produce endless varieties of postmodernism made the editors, Hans Bertens and Douwe Fokkema, opt for the title International Postmodernism.
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Table of Contents
I. Introductory Essays
1.1 The Debate on Postmodernism
Hans Bertens
3
1.2 The Semiotics of Literacy Postmodernism
Douwe W. Fokkema †
15
1.3 The Inscription of Postmodenism in Poetry
James McCorkle
43
1.4 The Politics of Postmodernism after the Wall
Susan Rubin Suleiman
51
1.5 Rethinking the Postmodernity of the Discourse of postmodernism
William Spanos
65
1.6 Postmodernity as a Philosophical Concept
Wolfgang Welsch and Mike Sandbothe
75
1.7 The Concept of Postmodernism from a Philosophical Point of View
Noël Carroll
1.8 The Sociology of Postmodernity
Hans Bertens
103
II. Postmodernism in the Other Arts
2.0 Introductory Note
121
2.1 Post-modern Architecture and Time Fusion
Charles Jencks
123
2.2 Postmodernism and Theatrical Performance
Johannes Birringer
129
2.3 Postmodernism and Film
James Peterson
141
2.4 Postmodern Dance
Sally Banes
151
2.5 On Postmodernism in Music
Hermann Danuser
157
2.6 Postmodernism and the Visual Arts
Mark A. Cheetham
167
III. Renovations and Innovations in Postmodernist Writing
3.0 Introductory Note
177
3.1 Postmodernist Renovations of Narrative Genres
3.1.1. The Western
Theo D’haen
183
3.1.2 The Detective
Hans Bertens
195
3.1.3 Historical Fiction: Utopia in History
Elisabeth Wesseling
203
3.1.4 The Heimat Novel
Andrea Kunne
213
3.1.5 Autobiography
Alfred Hornung
221
3.1.6 Science Fiction
Brian McHale
235
3.2 Other Strategies and Devices in Postmodernist Writing
3.2.1 Rewriting
Matei Calinescu
243
3.2.2 Intertextuality
Ulrich Broich
249
3.2.3 Self-referentiality
Marcel Cornis-Pope
257
3.2.4 The Refutation of Truth Claims
Elrud Ibsch
265
3.2.5 Nonteleological Narration
Mihály Szegedy-Maszák
273
3.2.6 Postmodernisms: From Fantastic to Magic Realist
Theo D’haen
283
IV. The Reception and Processing of Postmodernism
4.0 Introductory Note
297
4.1 An Arkeology of (My) Canadian Postmodern
Robert Kroetsch
307
4.2 Latin America
4.2.1. Postmodernism in Spanish-American Writing
Julio Ortega
315
4.2.2. Postmodernism in Brazil
Eduardo De Faria Coutinho
327
4.3 Western and Southern Europe
4.3.1. Postmodernism in the United Kingdom and the republic of Ireland
Richard Todd
337
4.3.2. Postmodernism in France
Geert Lernout
353
4.3.3. Postmodernism in the German- and Dutch- Speaking Countries
Frans Ruiter
359
4.3.4. Postmodernism in Scandinavia
Morten Kyndrup
375
4.3.5. Postmodernism in Finland
Anna Makkonen
383
4.3.6. Postmodernism in Italy
Monica Jansen
387
4.3.7. Postmodernity and Literture in Spain
Enric Bou and Andrés Soria Olmedo
397
4.3.8.Postmodernism in Portugal
Maria Alzira Seixo
405
4.4. Central and Eastern Europe
4.4.1. Postmodernism in Slovak Literature
Tibor Zilka
413
4.4.2. Postmodernism in Czech Literature
Milan Suchomel
419
4.4.3. Postmodernism in Poland
Halina Janaszek-Ivanicková
423
4.4.4. Postmodern Literature in Hungary
Mihály Szegedy-Maszák
429
4.4.5. Romanian Postmodernism: The Politics of Poetics
Marcel Cornis-Pope
435
4.4.6. Postmodernism in the Literatures of Former Yugoslavia
Edward Mozejko
441
4.4.7. Postmodernism in Post-Soviet Latvia
Inguna Bekere
447
4.4.8. Postmodernism in Russia
Sergei Kuznetsov
451
4.5 africa
4.5.1. Postmodernism in African Literature in English
Chantal Zabus
463
4.5.2. Postmodernism and African Francophone Literature
Eric Sellin
469
4.5.3. Modernism and Postmodernism in African Literatute in Portuguese
Alberto Carvalho
477
4.5.4. South Africa: Postmodernism in Afrikaans and English Literature
André Brink
483
4.6. Facets of postmodernism: A Search for Roots. The Indian Literacy Scene
Indra Nath Choudhuri
491
4.7. The Reception of Postmodernism in China: The Case of Avant-Garde Fiction
Wang Ning
499
4.8. Postmodernism in Japan
Kodama Sanehide and Inoue Ken
511
Contributors
517
Bibliography of secondary Sources
523
Subject Index
553
Index of Names
558
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