Apocalyptic Chic: Visions of the Apocalypse and Post-Apocalypse in Literature and Visual Arts

Apocalyptic Chic: Visions of the Apocalypse and Post-Apocalypse in Literature and Visual Arts

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Overview

This book deals with legends and images of the apocalypse and post-apocalypse in film and graphic arts, literature and lore from early to modern times and from peoples and cultures around the world. It reflects an increasingly popular leitmotif in literature and visual arts of the 21st century: humanity’s fear of extinction and its quest for survival -- in revenant, supernatural, or living human form. It is the logical continuation of a series of collected essays examining the origins and evolution of myths and legends of the supernatural in Western and non-Western tradition and popular culture. The first two volumes of the series, The Universal Vampire: Origins and Evolution of a Legend (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2013) and Images of the Modern Vampire: The Hip and the Atavistic. (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2013) focused on the vampire legend. The third, The Supernatural Revamped: From Timeworn Legends to Twenty-First-Century Chic (2016), focused on a range of supernatural beings in literature, film, and other forms of popular culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781683930518
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
Publication date: 10/10/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 290
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Barbara Brodman is professor in the Department of History and Political Science at Nova Southeastern University.

James E. Doan is professor in the Department of Literature and Modern Languages at Nova Southeastern University.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Barbara Brodman and James E Doan
Allegory and Numerology in Apocalyptic Endgames
James E. Doan
“Ic Þa Beheold Þone Ormætan Lig”: Anglo-Saxon Constructions of the Apocalypse Legend as Religious and Communal Threats of Damnation
Alex M. Milmine
The Symbiosis of Norse and Medieval Christian Eschatology in DC Vertigo’s Lucifer Series (2000-2006)
Katherine Allocco
Ezekiel’s Return to the Apocalypse
Tanner Morrison
Beginning at the End. Romantic Visions of the Last Man in Post-Apocalyptic Robinsonades
Maren Conrad
Brick Houses with Glass Foundations: The Failure Points of Post-Apocalyptic Nationalism
Casey Ratto
The Textuality of Materiality: Will Self’s The Book of Dave
Daniel Schäbler
Styling the Post-Apocalyptic Self: Blankets and Rags, Skin and Bones, and the Fabric of Power
Sarah Heaton
Post-Apocalyptic Fiction in Canada after 9/11: A Future Based on Care
Annika Rosanowski
“All at once the birds were everywhere”: Hitchcock and the Avian Apocalypse
Victoria Williams
Do Cybraceros Dream of A Good Night’s Sleep?
Raúl Rodríguez-Hernández and Claudia Schaefer
Post-Apocalyptic Dread and The Planet of the Apes
Mark Poindexter
The Place of Faith, Doubt and Sacrament in the Post-Apocalyptic Worlds of The Leftovers and The Walking Dead
Scott Culpepper
When Worlds Collide: A Study of Detective/Sci-Fi Fusion in Ben H. Winters’ The Last Policeman Trilogy
Christine A. Jackson
Wondering the Digital Wastelands: The Interactive Images and Legends of Disaster: Desire and Ideology in Post-Apocalyptic Videogames!
Stephen J. Webley
Surrounded by Decay: Apocalyptic Fascination in the Modern World
Alyssa Ryan
Apocalyptic Chic: Post-Apocalyptic Images in Twenty-First-Century Graphic Arts, Film and Literature
Barbara Brodman
Selected Bibliography
About the Contributors
About the Editors

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