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Apocalyptic discourse in contemporary culture

post-millennial perspectives of the end of the world / ed. by M. Germanà, A. Mousoutzanis


Apocalyptic discourse in contemporary culture

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New York



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244 pages


Routledge interdisciplinary perspectives on literature ; 30



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Introduction: After the End? Monica Germana & Aris Mousoutzanis Part 1: Theory 1. Apocalyptic Security: Biopower and the Changing Skin of Historic Germination Lee Quinby 2. To Have Done with the End Times: Turning the Apocalypse into a Non-Event Sophie Fuggle 3. Are Ruses Necessary to Evade Catastrophe? On Slavoj Zizek's Endorsement of Jean-Pierre Dupuy's "Faire comme si le pire etait inevitable" John Vignaux Smyth 4. The Apocalyptic Sublime: Then and Now Avril Horner and Sue Zlosnik Part 2: Space, Place and Environment 6. The Post-Apocalyptic Sublime: A Gothic Response to Contemporary Environmental Crisis in John Burnside's Glister (2009) Emily Horton 7. Under the Westway and Up in the Air: New Brutalist Aftermath Aesthetics in J.G. Ballard's Concrete Island (1974) and High-Rise (1975) Joanne Murray 8. Escape / Landscape / Genderscape: No Futures for Women Elizabeth Russell 9. 'Soul Delay': Trauma and Globalization in William Gibson's Pattern Recognition (2003) Aris Mousoutzanis Part 3: Time and History 10. The Not so Cozy Catastrophe: Re-Imagining the British Disaster Novel in J. G. Ballard's The Drowned World (1962) and Brian Aldiss's Barefoot in the Head (1969) Christopher Daley 11. Apocalyptic Themes in Jonathan Littell's The Kindly Ones (2009) Magdalena Zolkos 12. "Billows of Ash": Cormac McCarthy's Road Back to Auschwitz Francesca Haig 13. The Ambassadors of Nil: Notes on the Zombie Apocalypse Alexandra Warwick and David Cunningham Part 4: Language and the End of the Word 14. Language Decay and Creation in Post-Apocalyptic Fiction William Abberley 15. "What are all those things he once thought he knew, and where have they gone?": The End of the Wor(l)d in Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake (2003) Monica Germana 16. Zpocalypse Adam C. Roberts

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