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Petra Eckhard, Michael Fuchs, Walter W. Hölbling (Eds.)
Landscapes of Postmodernity
Concepts and Paradigms of Critical Theory
Reihe: American Studies in Austria
Bd. 10, 2010, 288 S., 29.90 EUR, 29.90 CHF, br., ISBN 978-3-643-50201-8
In Landscapes of Postmodernity, a group of young scholars link key concepts of postmodern thought to our present everyday experience in which we change our identities on a regular basis. While many of the essays look at less conventional modes of aesthetic representation - computer games, graphic novels, telenovelas, queer and animated films - others analyze more canonical works following less conventional approaches. Either way, the cultural and literary cartographies presented in this book allow America to be conceived as polymorphous or transnational, celebrating a new American self that is aware and proud of its non-Anglo-Saxon origins.