Apocalyptic Transformation: Apocalypse and the Postmodern Imagination

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.

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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

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/02/2008
  • ISBN13: 9780739117903
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9780739117903
  • weight: 481
  • ISBN10: 0739117904

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