No, not really...I think actual postmodernism itself isn't what's pretentious, it's just the people like Swain from DWM that make it that way. I think pomo theory in it's purest form is really fascinating and relevant. I liked FLW??? I thought it was really clever and funny, I didn't find the author's intrusions annoying like some people in my class did. I guess it's just a matter of the style of fiction you enjoy, not just whether or not you agree with pomo.
yeah i thought the question was good too. Why is everyone getting so angry over who's the smartest. Does anyone give a damn??? Good for you, hsc king, and good for u too gemita. Hopefully, you will both do great so you can shove ur marks up each others noses again some later time. (????!!!!)
But getting back to the hsc question, i talked about how the nature of representation is thats its constructed purely by dominant ideologies, and that's what is represented as "truth" in texts. For the creative i wrote a killer subversion of victorian realism, but i'm worried that the markers wont get it cos its pomo and pomo is "weird for the sake of weird".
I agree with gemita: i so want to do media and cultural studies now after studying postmodernism. Love it.