New trends in

literary Criticism
and philosophy
Lesson 3, March 20th

 Know their main exponents and events  Practice scanning and skimming for key words and main ideas  Post: create a mind map in group .Today you will  Pre: brainstorm modernism and post modernism main concepts  While:Understand the main differences between modernism and post modernism.

. and even primitivism.  Modernism often stresses freedom of expression. or the use of extreme dissonance in Modernist music.  In literature this often involved the rejection of intelligible plots. or the creation of poetry that defied clear interpretation. radicalism.Modernism (late XIX-early XX)  The central characteristic of Modernism is its rejection of tradition.  The strange and disturbing combinations of motifs in Surrealism. experimentation.

Artists Who are these pictures from? .

Literature Main writers .

Meaning is “messy”. . Meaning is fluid and arbitrary.Post-modernism Mid XX-late XX  Postmodern authors treat very serious subjects—World War II.  Language is fluid and arbitrary and/or rooted in Power/Knowledge relations. conspiracy theories—from a position of distance.  Science is no more universal than is any other culture’s definition of “truth”. irony and black humor  ALL judgments of truth exist within a cultural context (cultural relativism). the Cold War.

Exponents  Michel Foucault.  Jacques Derrida  Jean-François Lyotard  Noam Chomsky  Andy Warhol .

In Science Who were they? Why were they important? .


a. Scan the text for key words. Underline the sentences which tell you what each paragraph is about. Scan the texts for cognates. Which is Which is the Which the title? introduction are the ? body paragrap . c. b.


Which is the conclusion? .

______ Biotechnology and information technology are not big advances that impact our era today. Answer True or False according to the information in the text 1. ______ In Post Modernism. _____Modernism and Post Modernism were a reaction to the difficult life conditions during the late19 th and mid 20th centuries. . 5. 2. language is transparent. _______ The spatial career helped telecommunications to develop. a one to one relationship between word and thing or concept. 4. _____Life in the 19th and 20th centuries was very similar. 3.

In pairs. 7 key terms/ideas . discuss and create a mind map with the following concept:  Include at least.