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This is a personal project by @dellsystem. I built this to help me retain information from the books I'm reading.

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The Future of Fiction
by multiple authors

The Future of Fiction
by multiple authors

The Future of Fiction
by multiple authors

Life Before Theory (or the Time of Tweed). Roughly 1930-1975. The scholar's life was predominantly male and upper-class (less so from the middle-sixties on). [...] Ideologically, the dominant was New Criticism and its modernist cult of the aesthetic. Literature as religion. There was also, significantly, the strong residual presence of historicism/philology and its vestigial ideology of "the great books," "the classics," and "the Western tradition." [...]

The Age of Theory (in which all of the above is French Fried--and to a crisp). Roughly 1975-1982. Poststructuralism and deconstruction sweep onto campus and are merged with sixties politics of various stripes, producing: Queer Theory, ACT UP, French Feminism, post-Marxism, Cultural Studies and the New Historicism. [...]

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The Postmodern Condition (the New Regime of Performativity). Roughly 1982-present. Theory left modernity and its ideological mission not even a few shards to shore against its ruin. The postmodern moment is one of great and very rare opportunity. All is fluid. [...]

incidentally, Of Grammatology was first published in 1967 (English version in 1976)

—p.117 Writing the Life Postmodern (112) by Curtis White 3¬†years, 4¬†months ago