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English Literature: Postmodernism

This is a research guide for resources in English Literature.

   The Postmodern Period began in 1945 CE and continues today; it is characterized by the following:

  • Postmodernism,
  • Metafiction,
  • Fragmented Poetry,
  • Multiculturalism, and
  • Magical Realism.


When searching MICAL or when searching a database, the following Subject Headings can be used in a "Subject" search. Below are links to relevant subject searches in the catalog:

Postmodernism (Literature)

Literature, Modern -- 20th century

Magic realism (Literature)

Multiculturalism in literature

Keyword search for "Metafiction"

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