Imagining Apocalypse

Studies in Cultural Crisis

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Editors: Seed, David (Ed.)

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This volume brings together essays by specialists in different disciplines on the cultural expression of apocalypse, in particular in anglophone science fiction of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Approaching these works from historical, philosophical, linguistic and literary perspectives, the contributors examine the relationship between secular and spiritual apocalypse, connecting the fiction and films to their historical moment. Not surprisingly, war recurs throughout this material, as a critical turning-point, fulfilment of prophecy, or prelude to a new age. In particular the essays explore the issue of whether modern apocalypse is seen as an ending or a beginning, considered under its political, ethnic and gendered aspects. Among the writers covered are H. G. Wells, Olaf Stapledon and such contemporary figures as Michael Moorcock, J. G. Ballard and Storm Constantine.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Imagining Apocalypse
Book Subtitle
Studies in Cultural Crisis
Authors
Editors
  • David Seed
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-07657-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-07657-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-312-22279-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-62247-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 240
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