Reading it for my diss, and it provided a sensible overview and and some criteria that will be very helpful as I prepare to write my "parody" chapter. Hutcheon is a very cogent writer, with the humility to present multiple alternate points of view without either slamming them or following them slavishly. She only moves to theorizing once she has established basic parameters of the genre under discussion. A lot of the book feels as if it is fighting a rear or front? This definition allows Hutcheon to show not only where parody is normative and builds in common with satire, but, crucially, where it can be revolutionary in diverging from satire.
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Hutcheon has also authored texts which synthesize and contextualize these practices with regard to broader debates about postmodernism, such as The Politics of Postmodernism Routledge, , A Poetics of Postmodernism Routledge, , and Rethinking Literary History OUP, Specifically, Hutcheon suggests that postmodernism works through parody to "both legitimize and subvert that which it parodies" Politics, Thus, far from dehistoricizing the present or organizing history into an incoherent and detached pastiche, postmodernism can rethink history and offer new critical capacities.
Hutcheon coined the term historiographic metafiction to describe those literary texts that assert an interpretation of the past but are also intensely self-reflexive i. Poetics, The Canadian Postmodern is a discussion of postmodern textual practices used by Canadian authors of the late twentieth century such as Margaret Atwood and Robert Kroetsch. More than the other forms she discusses, Hutcheon sees irony as particularly significant to Canadian identity. Hutcheon argues irony is a " It is through membership in a shared discursive community that the listener is able to recognize that a speaker might be attempting offer an unsaid evaluation.
Linda Hutcheon and Marion Richmond. Oxford U. Opera[ edit ] Since the mids, Linda Hutcheon has published a number of books on opera with her husband Michael Hutcheon. These works often reflect her interests as a literary critic combined with his interests as a practicing physician and medical researcher.
A Theory of Adaptation. NY and London: Routledge, Opera: The Art of Dying. Harvard University Press, with Michael Hutcheon. The Anthology of Italian-Canadian Writing. Joseph Pivato. Toronto: Guernica Editions, Hutcheon, Linda Material History Review 41 : London and New York: Routledge, Barbara Godard. Toronto: Second Story, Toronto: Oxford University Press, Splitting Images: Contemporary Canadian Ironies. Intertextuality and Contemporary American Fiction.
Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, English Studies in Canada Leonard Cohen and His Works. Toronto; ECW Press; two different essays on his poetry and fiction, probably and
A Theory of Parody: The Teachings of Twentieth-Century Art Forms
Gardahn Hutcheon also tackles satire, irony, and pastiche in defining how parody is a different concept. This proliferation of parody has been described as an exhaustion of creativity, appropriation of the property of others, borrowing, pirating, and cannibalisation; all of which descriptions are quite derogative. Showing of 3 reviews. Its productive-creative approach to tradition results in a modern recoding that establishes difference at the heart of similarity.
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