Postmodernism defined as "a late 20th-century style and concept in the arts, architecture, and criticism, which
Postmodernism - Postmodern Worldview-0

Postmodernism - Postmodern Worldview-0

What is postmodernism?

represents a departure from modernism and is characterized by the self-conscious use of earlier styles and conventions, a mixing of different artistic styles and media, and a general distrust 
of theories."[1]It is the culture era that electronic literature starts to develop, so electronic literature shares many features that postmodernism has. Print literature after modernism period also have many shared features with postmodernism.


  • Intertextuality
  • Authorship is shared between author and reader
  • Takes as its subject art itself: "meta"
  • Contests linear notions of time and narrative
  • Pervasive use of irony
  • Blurs or earese the distinction between "mass" and "high" art

Postmodernism and LiteratureEdit

Most electronic literature shares features of postmodernism. Interactive fiction is one example that author share their authorship with reader. In which user could input instructions and their experience will differ for different instructions they input. Many print literature around the era like Cyberpunk also reflects many features of postmodernism. Burning Chrome is one of example that postmodernism works parallel with print literature.


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Burning Chrome


Cyberpunk and Cyberspace