Late Postmodernism and the Literary Field

  • Jeremy Green


In recent years, a number of critics have announced the demise of postmodernism. The death notices issue from all points of the critical compass. For some on the left, postmodernism has been primarily an academic ideology that grew out of the despair of the post-1968 generation, a failure of political nerve, and an immense evasion of the continued depredations of late capitalism. News of postmodernism’s expiration can therefore be taken in good spirits, since urgent political and intellectual problems might now be addressed without a detour through the latest neo-Nietzschean mills flown in from France. Everything that such a theoretical trend ruled out of court—history, capital, the subject—can now be brought back to the table, and not before time. “Postmodernism is now history,” Alex Callinicos has declared with evident satisfaction.1


Mass Culture Cultural Landscape Literary History Late Capitalism Cultural Authority 
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