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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/4354

Title: Discourse, power, ideology: humanism and postmodernism
Authors: Hutcheon, Linda
Keywords: postmodernism
postmodernist fiction
postmodern theory
humanism in literature
literary criticism
discourse
ideology in literature
Issue Date: 1991
Publisher: B.T. Batsford Ltd. (Chrysalis Books Group Plc.)
Citation: from Postmodernism and Contemporary Fiction, edited by Edmund J. Smyth, chapter 6, pp. 105-122.
Abstract: This article explains postmodern literature and its theoretical underpinnings: the aesthetic and the ideological (both dominant and oppositional) (p. 106). Hutcheon details the roles of discourse, power and ideology as they inform postmodernism in literature, using examples from, among others, Rushdie and Foucault. She examines how, though the self-reflexivity and ideology that characterize postmodern literature seem inovative, they in fact are not. It is rather "the particular concentration of these concerns in the theory and practice of today" which is reflected in the paradox of self-consciousness of form juxtaposed with the problematizing of historical knowledge and ideology that makes the contemporary literature which displays these characteristics postmodern (p. 109).
Description: "© Edited by E.J. Smyth, published by Batsford 1991. Reproduced by permission of Chrysalis Books Group Plc." Copying or reproducing this text is forbidden. To inquire, please contact the publisher.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/4354
ISBN: 0-7134-5776-7
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