Postmodern Fiction: Simulacra and the Commodification of Reality (NEMLA 2013)

Baudrillard, Jameson, and Best highlight the role of simulacra in a postmodern world where visual media predominate; the boundary between the real and fantasy is blurred; simulation replaces different aspects of everyday life; and the value of everything and everyone is measured by their capacity to become merchandise and plasticity. This panel seeks papers that explore any of these aspects in postmodern fiction and asks whether and how the human element can be recovered in a hyperreal ...

Sponsoring Organization(s) : 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA)
Event Name: 
NEMLA 2013
Event type: 
Event
Event date: 
Thursday, March 21, 2013 to Sunday, March 24, 2013
Event Location: 
Boston, MA
Abstract due date: 
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Categories: 
American
Interdisciplinary
British
Popular Culture
Literary Theory
20th & 21st Century
20th & 21st Century
Aesthetics
Anthropology/Sociology
Classical Studies
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