- Interpreting Postmodernity
- Modernity and Modernism
- The Critics of Postmodern Interpretation
- Michel Foucault's History of the Present
- Progress and Nature
- Postmodern War
- Postmodern Terror
- Postmodern Culture
- Postmodern Reflections on Modernity
You should have studied some History or Politics at Level 1 and 2 before starting this subject.
No special requirements
This subject explores the historical shift from modernity to post-modernity underway since the late twentieth century, tracing: the history of the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, and the emergence of the neo-liberal culture of enterprise that has characterised the global economy since the 1990s; the tension between notions of progress and their environmental consequences; and the nature of war and terror in the post-modern world. The subject also considers how post-modernity manifests in culture and the historical context of these cultural expressions. Post-modernism is explored as a manifestation of the historical shift to post-modernity, and the subject considers a range of post-modernist historical texts, and texts which challenge these interpretations.
- Assignment 1 - Historiography Assignment (20%)
- Assignment 2 - Take home exam (25%)
- Assignment 3 - Participation (15%)
- Assignment 4 - Research Essay (40%)