Supposedly, Postmodernism Is Dead

Supposedly, Postmodernism Is Dead August 19, 2011

So says the UK’s Prospect Magazine:

I have some good news—kick back, relax, enjoy the rest of the summer, stop worrying about where your life is and isn’t heading. What news? Well, on 24th September, we can officially and definitively declare that postmodernism is dead. Finished. History. A difficult period in human thought over and done with. How do I know this? Because that is the date when the Victoria and Albert Museum opens what it calls “the first comprehensive retrospective” in the world: “Postmodernism—Style and Subversion 1970-1990.”

[HT: Bob Carlton]

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  • Kevin Harris

    Mark Sayers also wrote a piece not too long about what he believes to be the false dichotomy between modernity vs. post-modernity and why we believes we are not living fully in a postmodern time.

  • Aaron

    Good. Hopefully it is. Back to absolutes!

  • toddh

    Yeah, I kind of miss postmodernism. Those were the days.

  • The postmodernists claimed they knew what was correct, but they only turned what was bad into what was worse and anchoring it to a philosophy that only pursues destruction, or deconstruction, as they call it (still!).

  • Mister Tee

    Postmodernism is dead. Long live postmodernism. Long dead postmodernism. Postmodernism is alive.