"Postmodern" is one of those adjectives that everyone seems to have some vague sense of but that no one seems able to fully define. During the first half of this semester, we will we will follow the history of the postmodern debates, and explore how the web of ideas known as postmodernism came to be applied to everything from geography to politics to -- of course -- media. After that, we'll turn our attention to the status of the subject within the postmodern, and in particular, to the relationship between the subject and the systems of power with which s/he is constructed.
Your proposals are now ready for pickup -- they're in an envelope, in the box outside my office door (CR 202). Let me know if you'd like to discuss them; office hours tomorrow will be as usual.