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Metamodernism. Historicity, Affect, and Depth After Postmodernism ed. by Robin van den Akker, Alison Gibbons, and Timotheus Vermeulen (review)

Metamodernism. Historicity, Affect, and Depth After Postmodernism ed. by Robin van den Akker,... and Sharoni’s need not be. Her statement that the texts are “neither nostalgic nor conservative” (223) is a good opening for a further exploration.  Southern Illinois University Edwardsville helena Gurfinkel Robin van den Akker, Alison Gibbons, and Timotheus Vermeulen (eds.), Metamodernism. Historicity, Ae ff ct, and Depth Aer ft Postmodernism . Rowman & Littlefield, London: New- Yo rk, 2017. Without diving into a detailed analysis of the contemp, suc orary h as it was famously construed in the works of Adorno, Benjamin or Foucault, I would nevertheless like to oer ff some quick preliminary remarks on what it means to work within the now. Consequently, I’ll start by pointing out that the cultural and intellectual practices of the last 30 years or so—hybridity, Performatism, digitalization, and globaliza- tion—, could be systematically mapped out by examining contemporary themes, on the one hand, and their forms, on the other. Which, in so many words, is exactly wha Mt etamodernism: Historicity, Ae ff ct, Depth Aer ft Postmodernism (2017) brilliantly succeeds in delivering: this new col- lection features some of today’s most influential figures writing about tw first- enty- century aesthetics, politics, and recent s eo co cio- no mic developments. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Comparatist University of North Carolina Press

Metamodernism. Historicity, Affect, and Depth After Postmodernism ed. by Robin van den Akker, Alison Gibbons, and Timotheus Vermeulen (review)

The Comparatist , Volume 43 – Nov 15, 2019

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and Sharoni’s need not be. Her statement that the texts are “neither nostalgic nor conservative” (223) is a good opening for a further exploration.  Southern Illinois University Edwardsville helena Gurfinkel Robin van den Akker, Alison Gibbons, and Timotheus Vermeulen (eds.), Metamodernism. Historicity, Ae ff ct, and Depth Aer ft Postmodernism . Rowman & Littlefield, London: New- Yo rk, 2017. Without diving into a detailed analysis of the contemp, suc orary h as it was famously construed in the works of Adorno, Benjamin or Foucault, I would nevertheless like to oer ff some quick preliminary remarks on what it means to work within the now. Consequently, I’ll start by pointing out that the cultural and intellectual practices of the last 30 years or so—hybridity, Performatism, digitalization, and globaliza- tion—, could be systematically mapped out by examining contemporary themes, on the one hand, and their forms, on the other. Which, in so many words, is exactly wha Mt etamodernism: Historicity, Ae ff ct, Depth Aer ft Postmodernism (2017) brilliantly succeeds in delivering: this new col- lection features some of today’s most influential figures writing about tw first- enty- century aesthetics, politics, and recent s eo co cio- no mic developments.

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Published: Nov 15, 2019

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