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

By Monica Germana,Aris Mousoutzanis

This interdisciplinary selection of essays specializes in serious and theoretical responses to the apocalypse of the overdue 20th- and early twenty-first-century cultural creation. analyzing the ways that apocalyptic discourses have had an impression on how we learn the world’s globalised area, the stressful 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 proven and rising critics consider the apocalypse, its earlier culture, pervasive current and destiny legacy.

The assortment seeks to supply a brand new analyzing of the apocalypse, understood as a posh – and, often, paradoxical – paradigm of (contemporary) Western tradition. the vast majority of released collections at the topic were released ahead of the 12 months 2000 and, of their majority of instances, find the apocalypse sooner or later and envision it as anything forthcoming. This assortment bargains a post-millennial viewpoint that perceives "the finish" as immanent and, concurrently, rooted some time past tradition.

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