—World Literature Today”Huyssen’s level-headed account of this After the Great Divide: Modernism, Mass Culture, Postmodernism. By Andreas Huyssen. In a recent article, Andreas Huyssen finds it necessary to clarify the interpreta such great effect in After the Great Divide: “Much valuable recent work on the edit. Title, After the great divide: modernism, mass culture, postmodernism / Andreas Huyssen. Author, Huyssen, Andreas. Extent, dpi TIFF G4 page images.

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Be the first to ask a question about Dibide the Great Divide. This is an interesting position, and one certainly congruent with the “Burger” theory of the avantgarde, which postulate its project as the “sublation greaat art into life”, although the in Burger the subtext seems to present this sublation in terms of performance, whereas adding the mediation of mass-culture as an ‘in-between’ of art and life dependant on technology opens up a more collective and political dimension.

Speaking an Embodied Self. Receive email notifications on new books and special sales. Patricia Waugh – Five Faces andrexs Modernity. The Last Days of the Post Mode. The last two essays are also quite valuable: On the whole this did not turn out to be the life-changing experience I expected, and although I can see why it is so often quoted, I can also see that it is a bit dated. The Cultural Politics of Pop 9. Marcie rated it liked it Jul 05, Cindy Rosen rated it really liked it Nov 17, Practising Postmodernism, Reading Modernism.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Literary History, Modernism, and Postmodernism. My argument was rather that there had been, since the mid-nineteenth century in Europe, a powerful imaginary insisting on the divide while time and again violating that categorical separation in practice.


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Bloomington, IN iuporder indiana. But what I find even more fascinating is that the book is written as a study on Germany’s experience of art, and I think Huyssen does an excellent job describing the cultural challenge artists encountered coming to a national understanding post World War II. Perhaps this is general art history, but it was my first interaction with it.

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Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart. After all, the insight that all cultural products are subject to the market was already advanced by Theodor Adorno, key theorist of the divide, in the late s” Chris Hutchinson rated it really liked it May 04, This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.


Laura rated it really liked it Oct 10, Huyssen’s argument contend that modernism, with its emphasis on the artwork’s autonomy, rejected the influence of mass-culture as feminine, in favour of a glorification of the absolute, ex-nihilo creation of heroic masculinity. Aug 13, Bertrand rated it liked it Shelves: Russman – – Argumentation 9 1: The first essay itself is well worth reading and I am surprised no one seems to have scanned it yet After getting off to a particularly flying start the book showed the lack of unity one can expect from a collection of essays previously published in academic journals: This article has no associated abstract.

Texts and Contexts 4. Autonomy is the condition for art’s critical potential. Unfortunately none of this is really tackled by Huyssen except for the role of technologywho does a great job of defining the avantgarde in his first essay ‘The Hidden Dialectic’ but does not, I found, take enough time to define mass culture I would add he also wait until his final essay to offer a conclusive definition of modernism, which -as with most theoricians- is either presented as including avantgarde or as opposed to it, sometimes assimilated to modernity and sometimes seen as its ‘adversarial culture’, etc.

Ferat rated it really liked it Dec 06, Sarah rated it really liked it Oct 30, Acknowledgments Introduction Part One: Zima – – Continuum.