CLIT2066: Postmodernism

Spring 2024 | 6 Credits | Dr. Leiya LEE

What does it mean when something is described as “postmodern”? While, for many, it may be a catch-all term for skepticism or ambiguity — or even outright incomprehensibility — the truth (if there even is such a thing) is more nuanced than that. Describing a variety of phenomena that characterise the cultural and political spheres in late 20th and early 21st centuries (up until, and especially, now), postmodernism encompasses ideas such as fragmentation, irony, pastiche and hypertext. This course will look into examples of postmodernism in areas such as film, music, literature, visual arts, historical events and the development of critical theory.

Assessment: 100% coursework.