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Postmodernism: Postmodern Thinkers and Film
This LibGuide has been created particularly to support Dr. James Truman's World Literature (ENGL 241) for Fall 2011.
Interview with John Cage, Merce Cunningham, and Robert Rauschenberg who discuss their collaborative efforts in artistic dance production. Includes excerpts from dance productions such as Travelogue and Nocturnes, as well as the entire production of Coast Zone.
A film loosely inspired by the Tale of Kieu, an early 19th century Vietnamese poem in which a martyred woman sacrifices herself for the good of her family. This film, set in America, portrays the Vietnamese immigrant experience through Kieu, a writer who sends money to her family in Vietnam by working for a woman's magazine. As she works on an article about the legacy of the Tale of Kieu, she comes to understand how the poem resonates in her own life. In the end, overcoming the sorrows of love and exile is, for Kieu, to reinvent both herself and the 200-year-old poem.
A Note About This Page ...
A note about this page: Here you will find select resources on or by select postmodern thinkers (writers, philosophers, artists, etc.). Our library likely provides more resources for further discovery.
"This state-of-the-art handbook represents the postmodern revolution to the broadest extent of its impact on contemporary theories of culture and society. A diverse group of scholars offers over fifty summaries of the key figures who have been postmodernism's greatest literary, cultural, and political champions."
"Frantz Fanon's ... life yielded two potent and influential statements of anti-colonial revolutionary thought, Black Skin, White Masks (1952) and The Wretched of the Earth (1961), works which have made Fanon a prominent contributor to postcolonial studies." Jennifer Poulos (http://english.emory.edu/Bahri/Fanon.html)