Landscapes of Postmodernity

SUSANNE HAMSCHA The subject is an essential category of modern thought, and one that has been considerably questioned by postmodern thinkers. Subjectivity has long been a site of conflict in debates on representation, ideology, ...

Landscapes of Postmodernity

In Landscapes of Postmodernity, a group of young scholars link key concepts of postmodern thought to our present everyday experience in which we change our identities on a regular basis. While many of the essays look at less conventional modes of aesthetic representation - computer games, graphic novels, telenovelas, queer and animated films - others analyze more canonical works following less conventional approaches. Either way, the cultural and literary cartographies presented in this book allow America to be conceived as polymorphous or transnational, celebrating a new American self that is aware and proud of its non-Anglo-Saxon origins.

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Landscapes of Postmodernity
Language: en
Pages: 286
Authors: Petra Eckhard, Michael Fuchs, Walter W. Holbling
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

In Landscapes of Postmodernity, a group of young scholars link key concepts of postmodern thought to our present everyday experience in which we change our identities on a regular basis. While many of the essays look at less conventional modes of aesthetic representation - computer games, graphic novels, telenovelas, queer
The Fiction of America
Language: en
Pages: 334
Authors: Susanne Hamscha
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-05 - Publisher: Campus Verlag

The Fiction of America juxtaposes classic literature of the American Renaissance with twentieth-century popular culture—pairing, for instance, Ralph Waldo Emerson with Finding Nemo, Walt Whitman with Spiderman, and Hester Prynne with Madonna—to investigate how the “Americanness” of American culture constitutes itself in the interplay of the cultural imaginary and performance.
Is It 'Cause It's Cool?
Language: en
Pages: 365
Authors: Astrid M. Fellner, Susanne Hamscha, Klaus Heissenberger, Jennifer J* Moos
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014 - Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

Even a global political watershed, such as the end of the Cold War, seems to have left a fundamental characteristic of cultural relations between the US and the rest of the world unchanged: American popular culture still stirs up emotion. American popular culture's products, artifacts, and practices entangle their consumers
Rogue Archives
Language: en
Pages: 440
Authors: Abigail De Kosnik
Categories: Computers
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-09-23 - Publisher: MIT Press

An examination of how nonprofessional archivists, especially media fans, practice cultural preservation on the Internet and how “digital cultural memory” differs radically from print-era archiving. The task of archiving was once entrusted only to museums, libraries, and other institutions that acted as repositories of culture in material form. But with
Rereading the Machine in the Garden
Language: en
Pages: 246
Authors: Eric Erbacher, Nicole Maruo-Schröder, Florian Sedlmeier
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-11-06 - Publisher: Campus Verlag

The volume reexamines the trope of the intrusive machine and the regenerative pastoral garden, laid out fifty years ago by Leo Marx inThe Machine in the Garden, one of the founding texts of American Studies. Contributions explore the lasting influence of the trope in American culture and the arts, rereading