Beached Bones says: A good number of the worlds I know are not congruent, and that is causing me a sense of sadness, or more accurately saudade. The incongruence of worlds as productive of dislocation and saudade – this is a good theoretical insight.
The postmodern dislocated subject is supposed to differ from the modern one in that the postmodern one does not suffer from nostalgia. I have seen a piece by Linda Hutcheon I need to locate once again, in which she discusses discovering, just after delivering a manuscript which claimed postmodernity divorced irony from nostalgia, a series of texts which define the seven types of nostalgia associated, precisely, with postmodern irony.
These ideas are worth drawing out – these topics are worth discussing.