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

By Monica Germana,Aris Mousoutzanis

This interdisciplinary selection of essays makes a speciality of serious and theoretical responses to the apocalypse of the overdue 20th- and early twenty-first-century cultural creation. interpreting the ways that apocalyptic discourses have had an influence on how we learn the world’s globalised house, the hectic burden of heritage, and the mutual dating among language and eschatological trust, fifteen unique essays by way of a bunch of across the world validated and rising critics give some thought to the apocalypse, its prior culture, pervasive current and destiny legacy.

The assortment seeks to provide 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 situations, find the apocalypse sooner or later and envision it as whatever forthcoming. 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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