Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 47

Thread: Module B - Elective 2: Postmodernism (Essay)

  1. #1
    The Perfect Nerd McLake's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    HSC
    2002
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    The Shire
    Posts
    4,188
    Rep Power
    14

    Module B - Elective 2: Postmodernism (Essay)

    Question 7:

    [TEXT]

    Use this text as the starting point for an essay in which you evaluate the ways that postmodern texts challenge the nature of representation.

    In your essay, draw on your knowledge and understanding of TWO prescribed texts as weel as other texts of your own choosing.
    Last edited by McLake; 1 Nov 2004 at 7:10 PM.


    No Longer Around


  2. #2
    Raube Hohle convert
    Join Date
    May 2004
    HSC
    2004
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    One the D shelf, between 'Da' and 'De'
    Posts
    433
    Rep Power
    10
    I thought this was a pretty awesome essay...the picture threw me a bit at first but I thought the essay itself was great...a disguised question pretty much open to anything, I thought it was nice and broad but specific enough not to be too overwhelming. How much did eveyone write? I did 11 pages.
    Class of 2004
    Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws @ ANU 2005

    "The world may be your oyster, but that doesn't mean you'll get it's pearl" - Scary fortune cookie....never eat at That Noodle Place!!! They give you bad fortunes!

    The invincible no one gets-er.

    Shucks.

  3. #3
    so don't even ask me glycerine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    HSC
    2005
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Petersham
    Posts
    3,200
    Rep Power
    13
    I wrote 17 pages for this one. I found the picture was fairly easy to link back to the question about challenging the nature of representation; I talked abt how post-modernism has resulted in a shift in the boundaries between surface meaning and deeper meaning and how they intertwin and stuff. I dunno, with the exception of Possession I'm fairly happy with what I wrote for this.

  4. #4
    Is Big In Japan
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    HSC
    2004
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Albury
    Posts
    104
    Rep Power
    10
    I did 16 pages

    My thesis was something like 'Postmodernism is not a representation of patriarchial values, but a RE-presentation where what was thought to be concrete can become abstract, and that which was thought to be bent can be straight'

    I thought it was a good question, had already been tipped off to look for a picture but really I didnt think It was needed, with a couple more words in the question like 'relection' or like 'transformation' we couldve been good too.
    2005 - Teller #2 at The National Australia Bank

    Australian Public Servant Level 1 at the ATO

    2006: BA (Media & Communications) at The University of Melbourne

  5. #5
    Cadet cheeky_panda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    HSC
    2004
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Wollongong somewhere?!?
    Posts
    84
    Rep Power
    11
    I was very pleased witht he essay question - 17 pages, creative was a bit errrkk tho!

  6. #6
    Clearly unemployed again. welshi's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    HSC
    2004
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    The floor of Manning Bar
    Posts
    669
    Rep Power
    11
    i cut into my essay time with my creative a bit too much and wrote 10 pages. i just talked about manipulating society's distorted reflection of itself in art, i was a bit thrown by the visual stimulus element for an essay. i kept having to remind myself to link it back to the question as i kept rambling off into my prepared stuff. and my second supp text was pretty token, did FLW, orlando, hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy as my main texts and then halfway through i noticed the "textS" plural and hurriedly chucked in a token reference to brecht. hope it counts
    Allegiances: The mighty Tahs, St Andrew's College/Sydney Uni, and [insert name of highest bidder] :P

    "Good luck exploring the infinite abyss..."
    - Garden State

    it's not something i would recommend
    but it is one way to live
    cause what is simple in the moonlight
    by the morning never is

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    rkcs 19-4-87 ~ 11-7-03 <3

  7. #7
    Exalted Member KarmaKitten's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    HSC
    2004
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    The humans are dead.
    Posts
    2,238
    Rep Power
    12
    I loved it, was able to just shove in my essay, wrote 13 pages.


  8. #8
    Cadet skittlebrau's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    61
    Rep Power
    11
    I liked the question... didn't have a pre-prepared essay (for once), but I knew the texts. Did anyone else directly refer to the picture? 'Cos I briefly wrote what (I thought) the pic was trying to say, but then other people in my class said they didn't.
    Last edited by skittlebrau; 29 Oct 2004 at 2:31 PM.

  9. #9
    Clearly unemployed again. welshi's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    HSC
    2004
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    The floor of Manning Bar
    Posts
    669
    Rep Power
    11
    Quote Originally Posted by laurie_field
    best essay qn ever. was i the only one who loved the picture? its good cos it givs u something to alk abt that is obviously not a prepared essay but is relevant to postmodernism.

    for creative i talked abt how pomo is cultural mainstream now and how that represents a paradox with its supposedly subversive and skeptical aims. in a creative context of course (is some crappy narrator/character business)
    re the pic...at first i was like "oh god of what the" cos i didn't see it properly..then i realised that the guy was bent and the reflection was normal. "ohhhhhhhhh." so blonde.
    Allegiances: The mighty Tahs, St Andrew's College/Sydney Uni, and [insert name of highest bidder] :P

    "Good luck exploring the infinite abyss..."
    - Garden State

    it's not something i would recommend
    but it is one way to live
    cause what is simple in the moonlight
    by the morning never is

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    rkcs 19-4-87 ~ 11-7-03 <3

  10. #10
    Raube Hohle convert
    Join Date
    May 2004
    HSC
    2004
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    One the D shelf, between 'Da' and 'De'
    Posts
    433
    Rep Power
    10
    I didn't talk about the pic in detail because I thought it would sound too self conscious and it wasn't the main point of the question...I basically talked about the way pomo's attempts to redefine conventional representations of issues such as time, gender, language etc can be likened to a funhouse mirror, distorting the original representation and forcing viewers to question which version is the 'truthful' representation.
    Class of 2004
    Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws @ ANU 2005

    "The world may be your oyster, but that doesn't mean you'll get it's pearl" - Scary fortune cookie....never eat at That Noodle Place!!! They give you bad fortunes!

    The invincible no one gets-er.

    Shucks.

  11. #11
    Is Big In Japan
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    HSC
    2004
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Albury
    Posts
    104
    Rep Power
    10
    Gemita, I like what youre saying. Its interesting to think what the truthful representation is, especially in postmodernism - what would you say it is? I think its hard to tell with postmodernism, because it essentially argues that when you look for truth, all you will uncover is more and more intertextuality.
    2005 - Teller #2 at The National Australia Bank

    Australian Public Servant Level 1 at the ATO

    2006: BA (Media & Communications) at The University of Melbourne

  12. #12
    Clearly unemployed again. welshi's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    HSC
    2004
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    The floor of Manning Bar
    Posts
    669
    Rep Power
    11
    Quote Originally Posted by JoyDivision
    Gemita, I like what youre saying. Its interesting to think what the truthful representation is, especially in postmodernism - what would you say it is? I think its hard to tell with postmodernism, because it essentially argues that when you look for truth, all you will uncover is more and more intertextuality.
    nothing is original...the hall of mirrors just closes in with thousands upon countless thousands of ricocheting reflections until u run screaming from the building...

    and that was just the exam
    Allegiances: The mighty Tahs, St Andrew's College/Sydney Uni, and [insert name of highest bidder] :P

    "Good luck exploring the infinite abyss..."
    - Garden State

    it's not something i would recommend
    but it is one way to live
    cause what is simple in the moonlight
    by the morning never is

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    rkcs 19-4-87 ~ 11-7-03 <3

  13. #13
    Raube Hohle convert
    Join Date
    May 2004
    HSC
    2004
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    One the D shelf, between 'Da' and 'De'
    Posts
    433
    Rep Power
    10
    Quote Originally Posted by JoyDivision
    Gemita, I like what youre saying. Its interesting to think what the truthful representation is, especially in postmodernism - what would you say it is? I think its hard to tell with postmodernism, because it essentially argues that when you look for truth, all you will uncover is more and more intertextuality.
    Well I kinda got sucked in to the whole pomo thing and as a result...I don't think there is any truth. Truth is relative. I just went through systematically and identified one or two conventions or givens in each of my texts which were challenged by pomo (eg gender and history in orlando, time and language in sexing the cherry, structure and purpose in flw...) and talked about how these representations of time as multi-dimensional, gender as superflouous etc challenged the original representation and made us question it. But I never said which representation I thought was 'the truth', because I think the importance is in the questioning, not the answering....I've been indoctrinated into pomo!!!
    Class of 2004
    Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws @ ANU 2005

    "The world may be your oyster, but that doesn't mean you'll get it's pearl" - Scary fortune cookie....never eat at That Noodle Place!!! They give you bad fortunes!

    The invincible no one gets-er.

    Shucks.

  14. #14
    Cadet mozzie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    HSC
    2004
    Gender
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    37
    Rep Power
    10
    well i wrote my essay whole 20 pages of it...but i dont think i did a good job so so so so tragic...my last hopes at salvedging a decent uai gone with the wind

  15. #15
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    113
    Rep Power
    11
    i just wrote about how identity through identity is defined by gender and race, and how pomo tries to subvert/shutdown theories about gender and other things about identity... 12 pages, roughly counted words was about 2000

  16. #16
    New Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    12
    Rep Power
    11
    The picture was "a starting point for the essay", and not the basis of it. Which was pretty good because it meant you could write anything, although i did use the word 'transmogrification' a few times hmm

  17. #17
    Cadet
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    HSC
    2004
    Gender
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    30
    Rep Power
    10
    After 2 years, do any of you actually have a clue about wtf postmodernism actually is?

    Or should it just be called 'bullshitting'?

  18. #18
    Raube Hohle convert
    Join Date
    May 2004
    HSC
    2004
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    One the D shelf, between 'Da' and 'De'
    Posts
    433
    Rep Power
    10
    Yeah, I think it was the best, most valuable, and most interesting thing I learned in my entire high school life. I love it, I'm thinking maybe I'll do english at uni just so I can do pomo again.
    Class of 2004
    Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws @ ANU 2005

    "The world may be your oyster, but that doesn't mean you'll get it's pearl" - Scary fortune cookie....never eat at That Noodle Place!!! They give you bad fortunes!

    The invincible no one gets-er.

    Shucks.

  19. #19
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    113
    Rep Power
    11
    i still have nfi about what pomo is, thats the good thing, it encompasses so many things, whatever you write is right... go the rhyme!~

  20. #20
    New Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    16
    Rep Power
    10

    Smile

    i thought it was ok.
    i liked the creative bit but with the essay i didn't talk much about the picture (or perhaps, not even at all) but i like the whole challenging bit.

    i wrote 12 pages for the essay and 11 for the story.

    how can you write 20 pages for an essay?!?! i can't hardly even write that much in both pieces..let alone think that fast..
    Is your writing huge? how many words a line??

  21. #21
    Cadet cowsushi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    HSC
    N/A
    Gender
    Undisclosed
    Location
    in a hippo's nest
    Posts
    29
    Rep Power
    11
    that freakin image....


    it complelty thru me: my instict was to actually make a direct ref to it in my (non sufficent) essay but i went against that and focused on wot it seemed to be communicating as a concept. from now on gut instincts only...

    my uai has also flown quite swiftly out the window

    hurrah for canberra and their sweet sweet low UAI cutoffs
    Janine Howard- The taxpayer funded barnacle...

  22. #22
    Cadet cowsushi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    HSC
    N/A
    Gender
    Undisclosed
    Location
    in a hippo's nest
    Posts
    29
    Rep Power
    11
    btw, am i the only one who finds pomo really interesting? i reckon studying philosophy would be tops. i hated it all year til i actually did the work for exam prep..
    Janine Howard- The taxpayer funded barnacle...

  23. #23
    Raube Hohle convert
    Join Date
    May 2004
    HSC
    2004
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    One the D shelf, between 'Da' and 'De'
    Posts
    433
    Rep Power
    10
    Maybe it's just our class sam....I loved it.
    Class of 2004
    Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws @ ANU 2005

    "The world may be your oyster, but that doesn't mean you'll get it's pearl" - Scary fortune cookie....never eat at That Noodle Place!!! They give you bad fortunes!

    The invincible no one gets-er.

    Shucks.

  24. #24
    Cadet cowsushi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    HSC
    N/A
    Gender
    Undisclosed
    Location
    in a hippo's nest
    Posts
    29
    Rep Power
    11
    yes, 10 or so incredibly witty, intelligent and above all gorgeous females ready to conquer the world through philosophical domination...

    i bags europe...
    Janine Howard- The taxpayer funded barnacle...

  25. #25
    Raube Hohle convert
    Join Date
    May 2004
    HSC
    2004
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    One the D shelf, between 'Da' and 'De'
    Posts
    433
    Rep Power
    10
    Indeed. Guess that leaves me with the middle east, Orlando style. Or maybe I'll take South and Central America.
    Class of 2004
    Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws @ ANU 2005

    "The world may be your oyster, but that doesn't mean you'll get it's pearl" - Scary fortune cookie....never eat at That Noodle Place!!! They give you bad fortunes!

    The invincible no one gets-er.

    Shucks.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •