—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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After the Great Divide: Modernism, Mass Culture, Postmodernism

In attempting this reexamination, I will no doubt oversimplify some of the positions I discuss and, in some cases, challenge received opinion about these texts. 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.

One is the appropriation of surrealism by the Modernist movement.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. For Huyssen Adorno unlike Benjamin opposes the avantgarde project of sublating art into life because he finds its fulfilment in totalitarianism. Douwe Wessel Fokkema – Thanks for telling us about the problem.

After the Great Divide

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Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. Huyssen’s argument contend that modernism, with its emphasis on the artwork’s autonomy, rejected the influence of mass-culture andrdas feminine, in favour of a glorification of the absolute, ex-nihilo creation of heroic masculinity. One of the most comprehensive and intelligent postmodern critics of art and literature, Huyssen collects here a series of his essays on pomo Want to Read saving….

Postmodernism and the Parody of Argument. John Docker – Huyssen set out to show the symbolic linkage of women and mass-culture in the modernist imaginary: Texts and Contexts 4.


Laura rated it really liked it Oct 10, Be the first to ask a question about After the Great Divide. This is problematic insofar as those charges are made against modernism in the largest sense, that is, artistic creation between Baudelaire and Minimalism, while drawing most of its examples from the “critical high-modernism” of Greenberg and Adorno: The novel, he asserts, unlike other literary genres, was cursed by having an evil twin: High and Low, Left and Right Robert Scholes In a recent article, Andreas Huyssen finds it necessary to clarify the interpretation of the “Great Divide” between high and low modernism that he advanced to such great effect in After the Great Divide: The Politics of Indentification: Mapping the Postmodern Notes.

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That’s probably the sign of a strong authorial voice with contemporary relevance, but that is also, for the amateur that I am, often a little disappointing. Return to Book Page.

The third section starts with the other highlight of the book, Huyssen’s examination of pop art and its ambivalent role in defusing the afted rejection of mass culture. This is an interesting position, and agter certainly congruent with the “Burger” theory of the avantgarde, which postulate its project as the “sublation of 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.

Anereas have always thought that the modernist -even high modernist- aspirations to artistic autonomy were overstated in the classical accounts: Marcie rated it liked it Jul 05, In this model, the artist is yhe inasmuch as he has authority onto human society, but remain feminine insofar as he is “enthused”, as he receives inspiration within himself. Domenic rated it liked it Sep 26, In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Postmodernism and Popular Culture a Cultural History.


Marc Raymond rated it it was amazing Jun 10, Avantgarde and Postmodernism in the s Speaking an Embodied Self. I am very interested in how Huyssen describes this historical moment, where surrealism began in reaction to the distance modernism attempted to create between art and a general public.

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After the Great Divide Modernism, Mass Culture, Postmodernism

Sep 14, Kent rated it really liked it Shelves: And then Modernism’s subsequent appropriation of surrealism’s artistic impulse. 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 zndreas post World War II.

Kevin rated it liked it Jan 22, Find it on Scholar. Unfortunately none of this is really tackled by Huyssen except for the role of technologywho does a great job of afger 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.

In defense, I can say only that I have been considering these positions for many years and believe that my readings are responsible and as accurate as such compression will allow. First published in adnreas journal, it appeared as a book andrezs John rated it really liked it Feb 02,