FPFVA002 Towards Postmodernity and After

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Winter 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Radek Glabazňa, Ph.D., MA (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Radek Glabazňa, Ph.D., MA
Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Timetable of Seminar Groups
FPFVA002/A: Tue 11:25–12:10 M7, R. Glabazňa
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The aim of the course is to introduce, debate and challenge the notion of the 'postmodern' both in its incarnation as 'postmodernity', denoting recent history's general social, economic and political orders, and 'postmodernism', understood as a set of particularized artistic, philosophical and cultural modes adopted in the historical period of 'postmodernity'. The students will be exposed to the complexity of 'postmodernism' and 'postmodernity' via a variety of texts, from philosophical and political writings to postmodernist fiction, music and cinema. These will be extensively discussed in the seminars. On completion of the course, which will take the form of an independent critical essay, the students will ideally have a confident grasp of the various philosophical, social, political and cultural practices to which the notion of the 'postmodern' has been put.
  • 1. Before Postmodernity: The Frankfurt School of Thought (example: Theodor Adorno, Walter Benjamin)
    2. Philosophy of Postmodernism I (example: Jean-Francois Lyotard)
    3. Philosophy of Postmodernism II (example: Jurgen Habermas)
    4. Postmodern music (example: Philip Glass)
    5. Postmodernism and politics I (example: Fredric Jameson)
    6. Postmodernism and politics II (example: David Harvey)
    7. Postmodern lifestyles (example: Jean Baudrillard)
    8. Postmodern cinema (example: David Lynch)
    9. Postmodernism and literature I (example: Linda Hutcheon)
    10. Postmodernism and literature II (example: Donald Barthelme)
    11. Postmodernism and popular culture (example: Ian Chambers, David Bowie)
    12. After Postmodernity: Criticism (example: Terry Eagleton)
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
Teacher's information
" 70% attendance in classes
" active participation in discussions
" critical essay of 4-5 pages debating a chosen aspect of postmodernity
The course is also listed under the following terms Winter 2013, Winter 2014, Winter 2015, Winter 2016, Winter 2017, Winter 2018, Winter 2019, Summer 2020.
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