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Friday, October 01, 2010

Dear III JPEng and III PSEngites,
If you have any questions regarding the Literary Theory course taught by me, please post your questions here. Will respond to them after 6 Oct.

All the best for your exams


Debasmita said...

I've this confusion about Lyotard in Post modernism.In our textbook there is no mention of whether he reject grand narratives completely or not, and if he only considers science as the medium of knowledge? While i searched online it is given he had completely rejected the ideas of grand narrative but in text they are continuously dwindling with the word argue without giving a proper direction.

my second question is.... is our central block a post modernist architecture? And if so why?

thirdly do we have post-structuralism or not for our exam?

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3jpeng said...

sir can you post a model question will be really helpful for us

Debasmita said...

sir i got the answer to my 2nd question, posted earlier.

I've some more dobts:

Does Lytord believe in science after rejecting Grand Narratives?

Grand Narrative is a language game or language game was to challenge the blind faith in grand narratives?

Modernism rejects aesthetics and post modernism abides by it. Is this statement true?

Modernism rose against the Enlightment era or they share common ideologies?

Sorry for so many questions,it will take up lot of your time but these things are really contradicting and confusing in the text book?

satya said...

Sir, according to the course plan we do not have lacan's psychoanalysis, but it has been taught to us. Do we have it for the exam?

Anil Pinto said...

@ Satya. No specific questions on Lacan. But you may use it for questions on psychoanalysis or any other relevant question.

Anil Pinto said...

@ Debasmita. First, I appreciate the thinking mind that is evident in the questions posed.

My answers are to your questions are based on my immediate thoughts. I haven't gone back to my texts to crosscheck the these immediate answers. In case i make a mistake, do excuse. Here are the responses

1. To my mind, Lyotard also rejects the grandnarratives in favour of micronarratives or little narratives.

Does he consider science as the only medium of knowledge? My answer is no.

2. You have poststructuralism for exam. Derrida is post-structuralist. His thoughts constitute major portion of poststructurlism.

3.Language game was to challenge the blind faith in grand narratives

4. The statement "Modernism rejects aesthetics and post modernism abides by it" is false. Because modernism was not rejecting aesthetics. Some of the thinkers opine that acts of Duchamp (remember 'Fountain'?) were to remind 'art' about its aesthetic functions or relationship of aesthetics to society. Modernism as a movement in creative writing and arts did not have a critique of Kant, who had posited the ideas of aesthetics.

5. Modernism and Enlightenment do share common ideologies. For ex. ideas of assertion of freedom of individuals, centrality of universal belief system were common to both.

Anil Pinto said...

@ Debasmita again. Thank you for your questions. They made me think.

Anil Pinto said...

@ Akhil. I remember you posting some questions to earlier posts. Do you still have those questions?

Debasmita said...

Thank you sir.

It was really helpful!

Anil Pinto said...

My pleasure.