The New Sincerity

I am happy to report that the old saying is true: if you live long enough, you may come back into style.

Next time I lecture, I will be doing a time-warp survey of literary critical theory, ending up with what some say is the post of postmodernism: metamodernism, or the New Sincerity. I like the way they capitalize it: It feels more sincere.

In the meantime, here’s a music video for your enjoyment that they say epitomizes metamodernism. It stars real astronaut Chris Hadfield, in space, singing David Bowie’s Major Tom.” It makes me cry. But apparently that’s cool now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaOC9danxNo

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3 responses to “The New Sincerity

  1. Lindsey Lane

    Oh grand that means I’m in style too…sniff, sniff.

  2. louisehawes

    Well, drat, Martine! That video has been removed from youtube 😦 . Is there another place we can watch it?

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