Sujet: MercatorNet update: special issue on Postmodernism
De: MercatorNet
Date: Fri, 2 Jun 2006 02:12:07 -0700
Pour: frgilles@sympatico.ca

MercatorNet Weekly Update

Hi there,

A bumper issue this week! Apart from some very entertaining
reading about mountains, wars and comic books, there’s a special
issue on postmodernism -- better known as PoMo to its fans.
This novel philosophy exerts an enormous influence upon the study
of literature, both in school and at university. It’s something
that everyone who cares about education should be acquainted with.

Cheers,
Michael Cook
Editor

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EVEREST OR BUST
By Carolyn Moynihan
Getting to the top isn't everything in mountaineering —
not if you have to walk past a dying man to reach your goal.

MOMMY, WHAT DID YOU DO DURING THE WAR?
By Daniel Mansueto
A war is being waged in Asia against unborn girls.
Why aren't more people enlisting to fight for them?

DEEP DOWN, WE'RE ALL COMIC BOOK NERDS
By Matthew Mehan
With X-Men 3: The Last Stand, the mutant superhero
franchise seems to have run out of puff.

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FOCUS ON POSTMODERNISM

POMO'S UNTEACHABLE SUSPICION
By Phillip Elias
A Sydney seminar on the impact of postmodernism
upon education provides thought-provoking reflections
on a philosophy which pervades the liberal arts.

AUSTRALIA’S WACKIEST POSTMODERNISTS
By James Franklin
It's easy to laugh off the fashion for PoMo,
but harder to find a constructive solution.

YOUR POCKET GUIDE TO POMO'S HISTORY
By Martin Fitzgerald
Before all the hooha about postmodernism, there
was something called modernism. What was all
that about?

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN KING LEAR AND GINGER MEGGS?
By Barry Spurr
The real victims of PoMo are students who have
never been introduced to the classics of English literature.


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