Unit 4 – Critical Perspectives

Postmodernism can be applied to:

Art

Architecture

Philosophy

What does postmodernism mean?

Post – After

Polytheism – Believes in many gods (Poly – Many. Theism – Gods)

Animism – Everything has a feeling and they believe everything has energy

Monotheist – One god – Islam, Christianity, Judaism (mono meaning one)

“Grand Narratives” – Big stories to explain why the world is

D.I.Y – Blurring of boundaries

Borrowing from other sources

Genre – Westerns, Horror, Sci-Fi – Linking them all together

Intertextuality – When texts refer to other texts

Critical Perspectives Examples

Target Audience

Gender Theories (Male Gaze)

Textual Analysis

Masculinity

Genre

Narrative Theory

Representation

Structuralism

Semiotics (signs)

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