The Age Of Irony

Is Post-Modernism dead? No – it’s deeply embedded in popular culture. “The increasing influence of postmodernism on pop culture is born of our overfamiliarity with the tricks of conventional storytelling, according to Poe. We now have generations growing from infancy bombarded by TV and film that employ narrative conventions. What used to be necessary storytelling devices – a recognizable chronology, character development, emotional identification with characters and situations – are becoming clichés. Fans of postmodernism think of themselves as too educated and too smart to fall for those clichés. Postmodernism is ironic; it’s always winking at the audience and making them part of the game, enlisting them as co-conspirators.”