English Literature: Postmodernism
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English Literature: Postmodernism

Postmodern Literature and Theory
4.6 (12 ratings)
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Created by Masood Raja
Last updated 5/2020
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This course includes
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 3 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • In this course you will first learn the general Information about postmodernism and then gain in-depth knowledge of postmodern literature and theory.
Requirements
  • There are no specific scholastic requirements, but this course will appeal to all those who are interested in learning new things.
Description

This is an ever-growing course and I will keep on adding materials to it regularly!

Postmodernism is a highly misunderstood and often maligned concept in American popular culture and politics.
Using video lectures and other textual resources, this course will introduce you to the following aspects of postmodernism:

  • A general understanding of Postmodernism and postmodern literary theory

  • Introduction to major concepts, theories, and debates about the postmodern condition and the postmodern literature in English.

  • Introduction to some important postmodern literary texts.

After you have finished the course you will understand Postmodernism as a movement broadly, and you will have a deeper grasp of postmodern literature and postmodern literary theory. Thus, after you finish the course, you will be able to understand and explain postmodernism and postmodern literature with the confidence of an expert.

Who this course is for:
  • This is an ideal course for graduate English students and advanced English majors. The course will also appeal to anyone who loves to read and is curious about contemporary culture.
Course content
Expand all 17 lectures 02:16:53
+ Introductory Materials
2 lectures 03:26

This brief video introduces you to the plan of this course and explains as to what is included in the course.

Preview 01:59
+ Lessons
13 lectures 02:00:25

This brief lectures introduces you the general context and understanding of postmodernism as a term and as a larger cultural movement. After you watch this video, you will develop of a broader and general understanding of postmodernism in different branches of knowledge.

Preview 09:54

This is Part 1 of my lecture on postmodernism as discussed by Linda Hutcheon in her book The Poetics of Postmodernism.

Postmodernism a la Linda Hutcheon (Part 1)
23:52

This is part two of my lecture explaining postmodernism using Linda Hutcheon’s book The Poetics of Postmodernism.

Postmodernism a la Linda Hutcheon (Part 2)
21:29

This video introduces you to three types of postmodernisms, as described by the editors of "From Modernism to Postmodernism."

Three Types of Postmodernisms
13:26

This brief video introduces you the concept of intertextuality as it pertains to postmodernism

Intertextuality
04:16

This brief video explains the often-used postmodern concept self reflexivity.

Self Reflexivity
02:56

This video briefly explains metafiction as a concept and its role in postmodernist works.

Metafiction
06:27

This brief video introduces you to the technique of mis en abyme used in many postmodernist texts.

Mise en Abyme
03:12

A brief description of the term pastiche as employed in postmodern fiction.

Pastiche
03:50

A brief discussion of the concept "historiographic metafiction," as theorized by Linda Hutcheon.

Hutcheon: Historiographic Metafiction
06:19

A brief discussion of Brian McHale's assertion that postmodernism is ontological dominant in the structuring of its works.

Epistemology vs Ontology in Postmodernism
04:34

A brief introduction to Ihab Hassan, the first major postmodernist critic.

Ihab Hassan: An Introduction
10:49

Just a brief video note about Lyotard's book.

Jean-Francois Lyotard: The Postmodern Condition
09:21
+ Additional Materials
2 lectures 13:02
Introduction to Additional Materials Section
01:17

Taken from my YouTube channel this brief lecture explains Postmodernism for beginners.

Postmodernism: A brief Introduction
11:45