Linda Hutcheon: ‘Theorizing the Postmodern’

  • K. M. Newton


What precisely, though, is being challenged by postmodernism? First of all, institutions have come under scrutiny: from the media to the university, from museums to theaters. Much postmodern dance, for instance, contests theatrical space by moving out into the street. Sometimes it is overtly measured by the clock, thereby foregrounding the unspoken conventions of theatrical time (see Pops, 1984, 59). Make-believe or illusionist conventions of art are often bared in order to challenge the institutions in which they find a home — and a meaning. …


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