Postmodernism in Estonian Literary Culture by Piret ViiresPostmodernism in Estonian Literary Culture by Piret Viires

Postmodernism in Estonian Literary Culture

byPiret Viires

Hardcover | May 14, 2012

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Postmodernism in Estonian Literary Culture explores the influence of postmodernism on Estonian culture, more precisely its literature. The author takes a look at how postmodernism arrived in the Estonian literary culture and how it took root there, both on a theoretical level and in cultural practices. Obvious parallels emerge with radical cultural changes in post-socialist East-European countries in the early 1990s, which were caused by social transformations. Examples of Estonian postmodernist literary texts are analysed, following the manifestations of postmodernism from the 1950s until the beginning of the 21st century; the book also tackles ethnofuturism, popular and digital literature, and introduces a universal model which enables to determine postmodernist texts in literature.
Piret Viires is Professor of Estonian Literature at Tallinn University (Estonia), and a senior research fellow at the Estonian Literary Museum. She received her PhD in Estonian literature from the University of Tartu in 2006. She is a member of AILC/ICLA Research Committee on Comparative Literature in the Digital Age.
Title:Postmodernism in Estonian Literary CultureFormat:HardcoverDimensions:8.27 × 5.83 × 0.98 inPublished:May 14, 2012Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3631605218

ISBN - 13:9783631605219


Table of Contents

Contents: The Concept of Postmodernism – Postmodern Society – Postmodernism and Technology – Postmodernist Culture and Literature – Estonian Literature – Post-Socialism – Postmodernism in Estonian Literature in the 1980s, 1990s and in the early 21st Century – Ethnofuturism – Digital literature – The End of Postmodernism – After Postmodernism.