Tag: canon

What Was Postmodernism?


Brian McHale looks back on the movement in “What Was Postmodernism?” He contrasts postmodernism’s canonization with critical constructions of modernism, and moves through contemporary painting to reflect on intersections between the violence of recent history and postmodernism, as the postwar world lived “in the ruins of our own civilization, if only in our imaginations.”

In My Own Recognizance


Ronald Sukenick on Extreme Fiction.

Hope for Empowerment, Fear of Control


Jan van Looy reviews Silvio Gaggi on hypertext fiction up to the early ’90s.