Tag Archives: postmodernity/Postmoderne

New Evil – The Joker in “The Dark Knight” as a Prototype of the Post-September 11-Villain

Thesis, Wintersemester 2008/2009, grade 1,3 (“very good”), Potsdam University by Lars Dittmer … some men aren’t looking for anything logical, like money…they can’t be bought, bullied, reasoned or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn. (Alfred Pennyworth, Butler of Bruce Wayne, assessing the Joker) All you care about is money. This town deserves a better class … Continue reading

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Living in Dsytopa? Digital (non-) places in postmodern films and in the internet

term paper abstract, Wintersemester 2006/2007, Potsdam University by Lars Dittmer online gaming has become a standard feature of most games that are put on the market. As a result, online communities and new „social relations“ – the phrase is put in quotation marks with a clear intent here – are established on a permanent basis in these realms with after-effects … Continue reading

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At a Loss: The Postmodern Quests in Thomas Pynchon’s “The Crying of Lot 49″ and Jim Jarmusch’s “Broken Flowers”

term paper abstract, summer semester 2006, Potsdam university by Lars Dittmer this paper is building up on postmodern patterns of fragmentation, loneliness and disorientation. The Quest is a central storytelling technique – in times where traditional ways of living and social constellations fade and the grand narratives have lost their guiding functions, people have to “mind-map” their own routes through … Continue reading

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