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References and further reading

  • Derrida, J. (1966) ‘‘La structure, le signe et le jeu dans le discours des sciences humains’’ (‘‘Structure Sign and Play in the Discourse of the Human Sciences’’), in L’écriture et La Difference (Writing and Difference), trans. A. Bass, Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1982.

    (A seminal essay based on Lévi-Strauss and Saussure; not for the beginner.)

  • Ermarth, E.D. (1992) Sequel to History: Postmodernism and the Crisis of Representational Time, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

    (Accessible interdisciplinary discussion of the main theoretical and historical issues of postmodernism; bibliography.)

  • Foucault, M. (1969) L’Archaeologie du Savoir (The Archaeology of Knowledge), trans. A.M. Sheridan Smith, New York: Pantheon; London: Tavistock, 1972.

    (Fairly accessible example of postmodern methodology from a key practitioner; English edition also includes the widely used ‘Discourse on Language’, Foucault’s 1970 Inaugural Address at the College de France, originally published as ‘L’ordre du discours’, 1971.)

  • Harvey, D. (1992) The Condition of Postmodernity: An Enquiry, Oxford, Blackwell.

    (Sensible and wide-ranging cultural analysis.)

  • Hutcheon, L. (1989) The Politics of Postmodernism, London and New York: Routledge.

    (Thorough and intelligent introductory survey of discussion; bibliography.)

  • Lyotard, J.-F. (1979) La condition postmoderne: rapport sur le savoir (The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge), trans. G. Bennington and B. Massumi, Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 1984.

    (Standard, fairly accessible discussion of key issues.)

  • Lyotard, J.-F. (1983) Le Différend (The Differend: Phrases in Dispute), trans. G. van den Abbeele, Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 1988.

    (Standard, fairly accessible discussion of key issues.)

  • Owens, C. (1983) ‘‘The Discourse of Others: Feminists and Postmodernism’’, in H. Foster (ed.) The Anti-Aesthetic: Essays on Postmodern Culture, Port Townsend, WA: Bay Press, 57–82.

    (A good essay in a good collection on postmodernism and culture.)

  • Robbe- Grillet, A. (1958) ‘‘La nature, l’humanisme, et la tragédie’’ (‘‘Nature, Humanism and Tragedy’’), in For a New Novel: Essays on Fiction, trans. R. Howard, Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 1989.

    (Key essay in a useful collection; accessible, if hit-and-run, style)

  • Saussure, F. de (1916) Cours de Linguistique Générale (Course in General Linguistics), trans. W. Baskin, New York: McGraw-Hill, 1959.

    (Seminal lectures published from students’ notes, c.1906–11.)

  • Tyler, S. (1987) The Unspeakable: Discourse, Dialogue, and Rhetoric in the Postmodern World, Madison, WN: University of Wisconsin Press.

    (Accessible interdisciplinary discussion of postmodernism and language.)

Citing this article:
Ermarth, Elizabeth Deeds. Bibliography. Postmodernism, 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-N044-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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