A distinct shift occurs in the western world of ‘high’ art with chapter 10 of Writing on the Wall. The before and after snapshots of art given by the first half and second half, respectively, of the text provide numerous clues as to the nature of Modernism and Postmodernism. Poststructuralist coincides with this shift, as do numerous other “posts.” Describe the shift that occurs and discuss what some of our other texts have to do with it.

Include: Beckett, Ferderman, Drucker, Belsey, Barth