Gry Rustad
Leslie Knope, oil painting by Gerry Gurgich

Metamodernism, Quirky and Feminism*

As metamodernism as an idiom, philosophy, sensibility and cultural force are being developed, conceptualized and analyzed, I think it is time to address an important and central aspect so far…

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“Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose!”

Time Magazine once described the first ten years of the new millennium as the decade from hell  -  a decade littered with wars and terror attacks, natural catastrophes and economic crises. The resulting sense…

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The joke that wasn’t funny anymore…

Gry Rustad concludes that new shows like Community, Parks and Recreation and Modern Family are at once similar to yet also markedly different from typically postmodern shows like Seinfeld, Family Guy and Arrested Development. The difference? Heart. A yearning for connection, affect and meaning…

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Notes on Metamodernism, 2014