Bad "postmodernism" is agreeably just quite bad. Good postmodernism can be interesting.
People who slag something off as 'bad' without any sort of decent justification is ______. You guess what it is.
* I'm not much of a postmodern fan myself because I find it difficult to read and not as engaging as my favourite genre (I LOVE fantasy and pulp fiction), however I acknowledge that many other people find it interesting and I am aware of it's importance in the grand scheme of "art" progression.
If you don't like it, fine. But try to give a reason and be sensitive to the fact that other people might actually like it very much.
post-modernism is a cultural movement that is not simply limited to english and literature. maybe if you had a more all-encompassing idea on post-modern society you would realise that it has relevance (although it can be a scary concept a la dystopian)
I'll correct myself: i don't like post-modernism in schools (at least, in my school). dandel26 hit the nail on the head - it's hard to understand and even harder to explain. How are teachers supposed to teach us, then?
Why, through constant BS-ing, of course! Maybe glitterfairy has half a point here too: perhaps were doing loads of "bad" postmodernism at school (or at least, at my school).
perhaps another correction: I don't hate post-modern texts, just the potential havoc, torture, crappy life they can cause. Other than that, loads of people still cling to the idea that post-modernism is the new god. Who am i to disagree?
oh, and my humblest apologies to those i've offended who love post-modern texts. Truly.
I think a lot of teachers don't teach it properly, or don't even have a strong enough grasp of it themselves. There's a lot of emphasis in the HSC these days (english especially) for students to shoot out a whole bunch of techniques/names/concepts ASAP without actually taking the time to go through all of these in enough depth.