Borges’ Ficciones: Literary Paradoxes and Postmodernism

  1. What is Postmodernism?
    1. Modernism Comes Back to Life
    2. The Social and Historical Matrix
    3. Signs: Russell, Wittgenstein, and Barthes
    4. The Traces of Dada and Surrealism
  1. Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986)
    1. The International Literary Style
    2. Latin American Writers in Context
    3. Modernist and Postmodernist Narrative
    4. The Librarian
  1. "Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius"
    1. Adolfo Bioy Casares, Real and Fictional
    2. The Encyclopedia of Nowhere
    3. A World in a Bookstore
  1. "Pierre Menard, Author of Don Quixote"
    1. The First Novel of Delusion
    2. Concepts of Authorship
    3. The Fiction of the Author
  1. "The Library of Babel" and "The Circular Ruins"
    1. Who is the Librarian?
    2. Who is the Dreamer?
    3. Where is the Magic?
  1. "The Garden of Forking Paths"
    1. The Labyrinth of Possibilities
    2. The Killing Sign
    3. The Ideology of the Adventure Story: John Buchan’s The Thirty-Nine Steps