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Year 2020, Volume: 6 Issue: 2, 169 - 187, 01.12.2020

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Paranoia and Multiple Personalities In Postmodern Fiction

Year 2020, Volume: 6 Issue: 2, 169 - 187, 01.12.2020

Abstract

May God us keep
From Single vision & Newton's sleep.
—William Blake

Post modernism is a movement which starts in the second half of the twentieth century and continues onwards. It is hard to find out the exact beginning of this movement or to make an absolute definition of it. The only thing one can precisely say about postmodernism is that it has made a radical break from Modernism in sense of thought. It has changed the way how people think and behave. Lyotard in his book of The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge posits that “[Postmodernism] designates the state of our culture following the transformations, which, since the end of the nineteenth century, have altered the game rules for science, literature and the arts” (1979, p.9). In this view, the way how Postmodernism differs from modernism is apparent. As implied, whilst in modernism, there are strict boundaries between high and low art forms, in post modernism these forms are given equal weight. Common assertion is that in Modernism, truth and knowledge are based on science and there is the singularity and absolute precision of truth(s). However, with the Postmodernist movement, we encounter the plurality of truth. It may be suggested that this phenomenon takes us to the sphere of paranoia. Namely, in postmodern era, style and thought take a very different stance from the previous movements and this occurrence causes paranoia characterized in different dimensions. Considering all the changes upon thought and perception of reality in postmodern age, this paper will analyse certain elements that trigger paranoia and the reflection of multiple personality issue on protagonists based on the works of City of Glass, The Locked Room and Fight Club. These three works were chosen in particular because they are proposing a certain way of dealing with paranoia and multiple personality problematique within the scope of Postmodernism.

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  • Auster, P. (2006). The New York Trilogy (Vol. 4). Penguin Classics.
  • Best, S. (1992). CREATIVE PARANOIA: A POSTMODERN AESTHETIC OF COGNITIVE MAPPING IN" GRAVITY'S RAINBOW". The Centennial Review, 36(1), 59-87.
  • Brennan, T. (1991). The age of paranoia. Paragraph, 14(1), 20-45.
  • Coale, S. C. (2019). Paradigms of Paranoia: The Culture of Conspiracy in Contemporary American Fiction. University of Alabama Press.
  • Elias, A. (2003). PARANOIA, THEOLOGY, AND INDUCTIVE STYLE. Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 86(3/4), 281-313. Retrieved August 24, 2020, from http://www.jstor.org/stable/41179113
  • Harvey, D. (1989). The condition of postmodernity (Vol. 14). Oxford: Blackwell.
  • Hassan, I. (2003). Beyond postmodernism. Angelaki: Journal of Theoretical Humanities, 8(1), 3-11.
  • Hutcheon, L. (1989). Historiographic Metafiction Parody and the Intertextuality of History. Johns Hopkins University.
  • Jameson, F. (1991). Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism.(1984). Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism. Durham: Duke UP, 1-54.
  • Lacan, J. (1993). The Seminar. Book III. The Psychoses, 1955-56. Trans. Russell Grigg. London: Routledge, 268.
  • Lyotard, F. (1979).The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge (Manchester: Manchester University Press).
  • Mandić, J. Ž. (2014). Fear and Paranoia as a Postmodern Condition in Thomas Pynchon’s “The Crying of Lot 49” and David Lynch’s “Blue Velvet”. Филолог–часопис за језик, књижевност и културу, (10), 143-151.
  • McHale, B. (2003). Postmodernist fiction. Routledge.
  • Nahin, Paul J. Time machines: Time travel in physics, metaphysics, and science fiction. Springer Science & Business Media, 2001.
  • Nicol, B. J. (1999). Reading paranoia: paranoia, epistemophilia, and the postmodern crisis of interpretation. Literature and Psychology: A quarterly journal of literary criticism as informed by depth psychology, 45(1&2).
  • Palahniuk, C. (2005). Fight Club: a novel. WW Norton & Company.
  • Paradis, K. (2012). Sex, paranoia, and modern masculinity. SUNY Press.
  • Sage, V., & Smith, A. L. (Eds.). (1996). Modern Gothic: A Reader. Manchester University Press.
  • Smith, J. H., & Kerrigan, W. (1989). Taking Chances: Derrida, Psychoanalysis, and Literature.
  • Tauber, A. (2010). Distinguishing Reasons and Causes. In Freud, the Reluctant Philosopher (pp. 54-84). PRINCETON; OXFORD: Princeton University Press. doi:10.2307/j.ctt7rrpr.7
  • Taylor, C. (1984). Foucault on Freedom and Truth. Political Theory, 12(2), 152-183. Retrieved September 30, 2020, from http://www.jstor.org/stable/191359

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Primary Language English
Subjects Creative Arts and Writing
Journal Section Research Article
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Nurten ŞEN 0000-0001-8844-6610

Publication Date December 1, 2020
Acceptance Date October 27, 2020
Published in Issue Year 2020 Volume: 6 Issue: 2

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APA ŞEN, N. (2020). Paranoia and Multiple Personalities In Postmodern Fiction. International Journal of Media Culture and Literature, 6(2), 169-187.


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