Apocalyptic Discourse in Contemporary Culture: by Monica Germana,Aris Mousoutzanis

By Monica Germana,Aris Mousoutzanis

This interdisciplinary number of essays makes a speciality of severe and theoretical responses to the apocalypse of the past due 20th- and early twenty-first-century cultural creation. analyzing the ways that apocalyptic discourses have had an influence on how we learn the world’s globalised house, the tense burden of historical past, and the mutual courting among language and eschatological trust, fifteen unique essays by way of a gaggle of across the world demonstrated and rising critics give some thought to the apocalypse, its earlier culture, pervasive current and destiny legacy.

The assortment seeks to provide a brand new examining of the apocalypse, understood as a posh – and, often, paradoxical – paradigm of (contemporary) Western tradition. nearly all of released collections at the topic were released sooner than the yr 2000 and, of their majority of situations, find the apocalypse sooner or later and envision it as whatever drawing close. This assortment bargains a post-millennial viewpoint that perceives "the finish" as immanent and, concurrently, rooted long ago tradition.

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