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Postmodern Short Fiction in America

Lecture no. 21 from the course: Great American Short Stories: A Guide for Writers and Readers

Postmodern Short Fiction in America

Taught by Professor Jennifer Cognard-Black | 34 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses

While the postmodern era is hard to define, the features of postmodern fiction are rooted in artifice and hyperawareness. Consider how the “meta-experience” of postmodernism is created by going against the traditional ideas of immersion and author invisibility, and investigate how different authors accomplish this tricky balancing act.


August 31, 2019
Why does she keep referencing the grossly overrated Sherman Alexie and Junot Diaz? Both disgraced sexual predators. Guess she dozed through the #MeToo Movement. Maybe minority male writer-creeps get a pass?