Advanced Interdisciplinary Seminar in Post-Modernism

Course NameAdvanced Interdisciplinary Seminar in Post-Modernism
Course CodeHUM585
DescriptionPostmodernism was the most significant cultural phenomenon of the second half of the 20th century. This seminar will explore the philosophical and social background of the movement, as well as the art and literature that grew out of it, including some of the most notable masterpieces of the period. Postmodern thinking was highly suspicious of grand narratives, and emphasised irreconcilable discourses and point of view. Literary writing influenced by the movement tends to be hybridic, highly experimental, and playfully metafictional.
Learning OutcomesUpon completion of this course, students should be able to:
– To acquire a clear grasp of a wide variety of forms of European and American postmodernism in literature;
– To come to an understanding of the aesthetic, socio-historical, political, and philosophical factors to which postmodernism responds in different ways;
– To understand the meanings of key postmodernist literary texts, and their place in the overall movement of postmodernism;
– Improve the skills of critical thinking, close reading, oral presentation, academic writing, and independent research.
SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences
Number of credits (US / ECTS)3 US / 6 ECTS