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Interview with Alan Kirby by M K Harikumar

Alan Kirby is a specialist in 20th-century literature and culture. He holds degrees from Oxford, the Sorbonne, and Exeter universities, and is currently working in Oxford. His first monograph, "Digimodernism", an exploration of cultural shifts in the aftermath of postmodernism, is published by Continuum on 1st July.

An exploration of cultural shifts in the aftermath of postmodernism
1] Your statement is '' post modernism is dead and buried''- how?
The statement has slightly different meanings in the various contexts where it can be applied. As a set of aesthetic practices, postmodernism appears old-fashioned and exhausted, uninteresting and irrelevant to today’s creators. As a sociohistorical account of our times it has been subsumed into a changed contemporary landscape; its points of reference are now remote from us. Philosophically, its concerns and strategies no longer fascinate and excite with the energy they formerly summoned, and many have b…

Interview with Alan Kirby by M K Harikumar

Alan Kirby is a specialist in 20th-century literature and culture. He holds degrees from Oxford, the Sorbonne, and Exeter universities, and is currently working in Oxford. His first monograph, "Digimodernism", an exploration of cultural shifts in the aftermath of postmodernism, is published by Continuum on 1st July.

An exploration of cultural shifts in the aftermath of postmodernism
1] Your statement is '' post modernism is dead and buried''- how?
The statement has slightly different meanings in the various contexts where it can be applied. As a set of aesthetic practices, postmodernism appears old-fashioned and exhausted, uninteresting and irrelevant to today’s creators. As a sociohistorical account of our times it has been subsumed into a changed contemporary landscape; its points of reference are now remote from us. Philosophically, its concerns and strategies no longer fascinate and excite with the energy they formerly summoned, and many have b…