Post Modern Literary Time Period

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In History
  • 1984 is published

    1984 is published
    Postmodernism is often differentiated from the Modernism time period by the introduction of new technology including television, film, and computers. In 1984, written by George Orwell, the shift to a more modern world is emphasized by the prescence of television screens used to monitor individuals within their homes. This monitoring technology striked fear in many people which also highlights the anti-technology movement of this period. KJ
  • "Autumn Rhythm"

    "Autumn Rhythm"
    Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) used chaos and drip painting as a form of art, and was one of the first artists of the times who because an integral part of the postmodernism movement.
  • End of Vietnam War

    End of Vietnam War
    The Vietnam War was marked in the United States by vast public protest demonstrating the lack of faith in large institutional government, a characterization of the postmodern era.
  • On the Road is published

    On the Road is published
    This novel is generally seen as the defining novel of the Beat Generation which took place during the Post Modern time period. In the novel, the main characters reject the liberational beat of jazz and move into the newer styles of the time period. The Beat Generation marks an important shift from the modern to post modern time period in regards to music. KJ
  • To Kill A Mockingbird is published

    To Kill A Mockingbird is published
    This book introduces the Post Modern idea of social and cultural pluralism. Atticus Finch, a white man, creates tension and shocks the town when he agrees to defend a black man accused of raping a white woman. There is no clarity involving race or relationships between the two. KJ
  • Catch-22 published

    Catch-22 published
    This paradoxical war novel is centered on irony and repetition. Post Modern literature focuses more on irony and challenges the seriousness that was more common in the Modern time period. KJ
  • "Campbell's Soup Cans"

    "Campbell's Soup Cans"
    Introduced by Andy Warhol (1928-1987). Displayed at his first ever solo exhibition. These represented the breaking down of class differences that was prevelent in the ideaology of Pop Art. Consistant with Post-Modernism, Warhol's emphasis on the irony of objects of mass consumption invading in the artistic world, which had previously been reserved to higher classes and the rich.
  • The Beatles Arrive In America

    The Beatles Arrive In America
    I Want To Hold Your Hand
    Psychadelic rock, as made popular by The Beatles (1957-1969) relates to post-modernism. The hyper-reality of many of the band's songs create more of a sense of post-modernity than rock and roll had formerly experienced.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Civil Rights Act of 1964
    This landmark piece of legislation marked the end of an era of ethnic segration and discrimination in the United States. Notions of unity through ethnic niches dissolved and postmodern ideals of social plurality and diversity took form.
  • "The Rise And Fall Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars"

    "The Rise And Fall Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars"
    Ziggy Stardust SamplerDavid Bowie's (1947-present) most well known album shows post modernism in its experimental aspects, as well as the psychadelic nature of the times.
  • Fall of the Berlin Wall

    Fall of the Berlin Wall
    The Berlin Wall stood as a symbol for goverment control and oppressive ideology. Its fall demonstrated the dissolution of trust in "metanarratives" (explanations or narratives for universal truths or ideals).
  • Official Proposal for the World Wide Web

    Official Proposal for the World Wide Web
    Ease of information access through rapid technological development, acculumating in the creation of the World Wide Web, is a fundamental distinction of the postmodern era from the modern era.
  • Tipographica "Naked Lunch"

    Tipographica "Naked Lunch"
    Tipographica- Naked Lunch A free jazz piece by a Japanese band, based on the novel Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs, which follows the story of a man suffering from heroin withdrawal. Relates to the Beat Generation, which was mentioned earlier.