Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2001

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

English

Abstract

There are several reasons why postmodernism is generally regarded as incompatible with "doing history," and by exploring them, I will be able to better address the primary goal of this thesis: to articulate one of many possible "postmodernist" methodologies for inquiring into history. Before I do that, however, it will be helpful to look at my working definition of postmodernism, especially since the term is highly overused and misunderstood. While I am not prepared to sort out the strands of postmodernism or give a definitive explanation of all the nuances of its different forms, I do wish to address the aspects of postmodernism that I believe could have important bearing on the writing of history.

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu

Copyright Owner

Holly Ann Raatikka

Language

en

Date Available

August 20, 2013

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

108 pages

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