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Postmodern Period

Postmodern Period WGU

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Post Modern Period Distrust of previously held theories, recognition of complexity, limits of constructs,new philosophy
Deconstruction A literary criticism that questions traditional assumptions about certainty, identity, and truth; asserts that words can only refer to other words; and attempts to demonstrate how statements about any text subvert their own meanings
Magic Realism Latin-American literary phenomenon characterized by the matter-of-fact incorporation of fantastic or mythical elements into otherwise realistic fiction
Metafiction fiction about fiction; or more especially a kind of fiction that openly comments on its own fictional status.
Postmodernism a reaction against an ordered view of the world and therefore against fixed ideas about the form and meaning of texts. Used experimental forms.
Postmodernist Period the idea of disorder and fragmentation, previously seen as negative qualities, are seen as an acceptable representation of reality. They see simultaneous views not as contradictory but as an integral part of the complex patterning of reality.
Created by: LFalone