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Concluding note: some

directed reading


In order to keep referencing to a minimum in the text, I list below some of the

major points discussed and suggested readings from the bibliography.


Specific cultural forms


Postmodernism and architecture: Jencks 1977, 1980a1980b1982;

Portoghesi 1974, 1982, 1983; McLeod 1985; Stern 1980; Lerup 1987;

Brolin 1976; D. Davis 1987; M. Davis 1985; Jameson 1985; Tafuri 1980.

Postmodernism and film: Creed 1987; Carroll 1985; most issues of Screen.

Postmodernism and fiction: McHale 1987; Hutcheon 1988; McCaffery

1986a1986b; Newman 1985; Klinkowitz 1985, 1986; Thiher 1984;


, ,



Stevick 19811985; Mellard 1980; Tanner 1971; Bradbury 1983; Lodge



1977; Ebert 1980; Lauzen 1986; Lee 1988; Malmgren 1985; Porush

1985; Wilde 19811987; Zimmerman 1986.



Postmodernism and poetry: Rawson 1986; Altieri 1973, 1984; Davidson

1975; Perloff 1985; Moramarco 1986; Russell 1985.




170 The Politics of Postmodernism


Postmodernism and television: Grossberg 1987; Roberts 1987; Eco 1984;

Baudrillard 1983; Kaplan 1987.


Postmodernism and photography: Abbas 1984; Crimp 1979, 19801983,



1987; Starenko 1983; Thornton 1979; Andre 1984; Barber 1983/4;

Bellavance 1986; Corrigan 1985; Goldberg 1988; Graham 1985; Mulvey

1986; Phillips 1987; Sekula 1982; Solomon-Godeau 1984a 1984b;



Burgin 1982b, 1986a1986b; Tagg 1982; Wollen 1978/9.





General studies of the concept of the postmodern


In visual arts: D. Davis 1977, 1980; Owens 1982; Crimp 1980, 1983;

Buchloh 1984; James 1985; Jameson 1986–7; Kibbins 1983; Krauss

1979, 1985, 1987; Kuspit 1984; Lippard 1976; Paoletti 1985.


In literature and criticism: Arac 1987; Paterson 1986; Kohler 1977; Hassan

1971, 1975, 1980a1980b198219861987; Hoffmann et al. 1977; Graff


, , , ,

1973, 1979, 1981; Bertens 1986; Huyssen 1986; Calinescu 1987;

Hutcheon 1988; Russell 1985; Huyssen 1986.


In social and cultural studies: Palmer 1977; Lyotard 1984a1984b1986;


, ,

Habermas 1983, 1985a1985b; Baudrillard 1983; Kroker and Cook



1986; Bell 1973, 1976; Russell 1985; Benhabib 1984; Trachtenberg

1985; Bauman 1987; Bennett 1987; Collins 1987; Davidson 1975;

Jameson 1983, 1984a, 1984c; Kramer 1982; Muller 1979; Owens 1980a,

1980b, 1983, 1984; Foster 1983, 1985; Polkinhorn 1987; Radhakrishnan

1986; Schmidt 1986; Wellbery 1985.


On postmodernism and modernism: Eagleton 1985; Jameson 1984a; Foster

1985; Huyssen 1986; Greenberg 1980; Latimer 1984; Laffey 1987;

Silliman 1987; Calinescu 1977: 120–44; Wilde 1981, 1987; Burger 1987;

Garvin 1980; Giddens 1981; Hayman 1978; Malmgren 1987; Nagele

1980/1; Raulet 1984; Rowe 1987; Russell 1982; Scherpe 1986/7;

Wellmer 1985; Wolin 1985.







Abbas, M.A. (1984) ‘Photography/writing/postmodernism,’ Minnesota Review n.s.


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Abrams, M.H. (1981) A Glossary of Literary Terms, 4th ed. rev., New York: Holt,

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Ackroyd, Peter (1985) Hawksmoor, London: Hamish Hamilton.


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Altieri, Charles (1973) ‘From symbolist thought to immanence: the ground of

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Andre, Linda (1984) ‘The politics of postmodern photography,’ Minnesota Review


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