Modern to Postmodern Literature
Hannah, Alexandria, Sequoia, Cheyenne
Prominent and Influential Authors
August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012
Most notable book Fahrenheit 451
April 28, 1926 - Present day (89)
Most notable book To Kill a Mockingbird
October 4, 1941 - Present (73)
Most notable book Interview with a Vampire
Civil Rights Movement
Post World War II movement
American Style of art that influenced similar European movements such as Tachisme
A reaction against Abstract Expressionism
The period after World War II, the decline of agriculture was prominent.
The Society for Animal Protective Legislation (SAPL) was established in 1955 to lobby for the first federal Humane Slaughter Act (passed in 1958)
The question was no longer, “Can they reason or talk?” but, “Can they suffer?”
Woman make up 75% of animal rights activists
How animals are treated
- Can we experiment on animals?
Cindy Sherman Untitled Film Still #35 (1979)
Farfetched Fables (1950) - George Bernard Shaw
"Violent unabashed prejudices of an eccentric".
References to Advancements
Genetic Mutation - people could now alter themselves or their children in the womb.
Robots - robots and the idea of AI (artificial intelligence) was a popular subject.