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Afterpop: the Almost Perfect Convergence
Afterpop: the Almost Perfect Convergence

Author(s): Katarzyna Gutkowska-Ociepa
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
Keywords: afterpop;polysemic new literature;intermediatic texts;Eloy Fernández Porta
Summary/Abstract: This paper focuses on one of the newest notions in Spanish literary theory created by Eloy Fernández Porta in his work Afterpop. La literatura de la implosion mediatica (2007). The theorist reaches for the aesthetical accomplishments of postmodernism, avant-pop and cyberpunk in order to analyze them in the context of the new artistic mentality from the beginnings of XXI century. Juggling a multitude of literary techniques and names from various cultural backgrounds such as W. S. Burroughs, Julián Ríos, David Foster Wallace, David Cronenberg or Michael Haneke, Fernández Porta searches for new criteria and new methods of recognizing the complexity and insights of intermediatic, multifaceted and polysemic, implosive “new literature”.

  • Page Range: 321-337
  • Page Count: 17
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Language: English