Re: unusual pomo language

Jeffrey R Galin (galin+@PITT.EDU)
Wed, 9 Oct 1996 11:14:02 -0400

Robert Con Davis and Ron Schleifer describe Marjorie Perloff's
description of postmodern texts with terms like "violation, disruption,
dislocation, decentering, [and] contradition." Her book, _Postmodern
Genres_ offers some interesting essays that don't require you to read
Fredrich Jameson's mamoth text, Postmodern Culture, to get a feel for the
complexity of the claims that drive postmodern discourse(s).

On Wed, 9 Oct 1996, Eric Crump wrote:

> Either Beth's right and pomo means 'image in search of identity' (with
> it's implied privileging of identity over image) or maybe pomo means
> 'image *is* identity' but either way she's rightest when she says it's
> indefineable. I reckon one of the biggest contributions pomo thought has
> made to Thought itself is the disruption of *definition* as a defining
> act. heh.
> --Eric Crump

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