THEORIES OF THE POSTMODERN
Part Four of a Six Part series on Theories of the Postmodern, Postmodernism and Hetroglossia, Part One was posted on February 28, 2014. Continuing the earlier discussions on the website of intertexuality and linguistic critiques, this post investigates the breakdown of Structuralism into Post-Structuralism, a collapse that began in the 1980s. Unlike Modernism, which maintained a cool position of elitism, Postmodern art was concerned with inclusive context, making the map or the overall picture the emblem of Postmodernism. There were territories beyond the surface of the artwork and outside of “art” that needed to be considered.
Dr. Jeanne S. M. Willette