Apocalyptic Transformation: Apocalypse and the Postmodern Imagination
By: Elizabeth K. Rosen (author)Hardback
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Apocalyptic Transformation explores how one the oldest sense-making paradigms, the apocalyptic myth, is altered when postmodern authors and filmmakers adopt it. It examines how postmodern writers adapt a fundamentally religious story for a secular audience and it proposes that even as these writers use the myth in traditional ways, they simultaneously undermine and criticize the grand narrative of apocalypse itself.
Elizabeth K. Rosen is a visiting assistant professor at Lafayette College.
Chapter 1 Acknowledgements Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 Chapter One: Sentient Vegetable Claims End is Near! The Graphic Novels of Alan Moore Chapter 4 Chapter Two: Blue-footed Boobies and Other Witnesses to the End: Kurt Vonnegut's Change of Heart Chapter 5 Chapter Three : A Tortured State of Mind: Terry Gilliam's New Jerusalem Chapter 6 Chapter Four: Apocalypse Reloaded:The Matrix Trilogy Chapter 7 Chapter Five: Willingly Believing Fiction: Robert Coover and Apocalypse as Metafiction Chapter 8 Chapter Six: A Sense of the Ending: Don DeLillo's Apocalyptic Novels Chapter 9 Epilogue Chapter 10 Works Cited
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