Postmodernism, or The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism (HUM415)

First, here’s a web version of the essay with links to the visual art Jameson discusses.

Next, here are some of those same images. While the more labyrinthine passages of Jameson’s essay need not detain us, I do want to focus on his discussion of the difference between the Modern and the Postmodern in terms of Van Gogh’s “A Pair of Boots” and Andy Warhol’s “Diamond Dust Shoes.” I also want us to pay careful attention to his reading of Edvard Munch’s “The Scream.”

Van Gogh's "A Pair of Boots"

Edvard Munch's "The Scream"

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