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University of Toronto St. George
Chris Warley

ENG280November 28Kristen Young Changes in literature signal changes in the worldoHence Zizek talking about the spirit of the world in literature What Jameson does in this article is make the change argument and describes thepostmodern with itoHe means life after World War IIo The goal is to do what Auerbach did but he uses different examples andperiods in historyAs an artistic movement postmodernism was really just a reaction to modernism oIt was doing the opposite of what the modernists did The second key feature is that postmodernism is the erosion of the distinctionbetween high culture and popular cultureo It was originally meant for the elite and not for everyone there was cleardistinction between their culture and the things that were mass consumedo Postmodernism takes away this boundary and makes everything in the samecategoryo High art and commercial form become one thing because this line hasdisappearedo There isnt a sense of imposing the past vision on the present because there iscommercialisation of it Dont know what literary criticism is because the boundary between literature and other disciplines has gone away with the introduction of postmodernism and so youget something that is just referred to as
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