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

By Monica Germana,Aris Mousoutzanis

This interdisciplinary number of essays specializes in serious and theoretical responses to the apocalypse of the overdue 20th- and early twenty-first-century cultural creation. studying the ways that apocalyptic discourses have had an effect on how we learn the world’s globalised house, the disturbing burden of heritage, and the mutual courting among language and eschatological trust, fifteen unique essays through a bunch of the world over validated and rising critics give some thought to the apocalypse, its previous culture, pervasive current and destiny legacy.

The assortment seeks to supply a brand new examining of the apocalypse, understood as a posh – and, usually, 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 circumstances, find the apocalypse sooner or later and envision it as whatever coming near near. This assortment deals a post-millennial viewpoint that perceives "the finish" as immanent and, at the same time, rooted some time past tradition.

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