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The Resource Imagining apocalypse : studies in cultural crisis, edited by David Seed

Imagining apocalypse : studies in cultural crisis, edited by David Seed

Label
Imagining apocalypse : studies in cultural crisis
Title
Imagining apocalypse
Title remainder
studies in cultural crisis
Statement of responsibility
edited by David Seed
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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."--Jacket
  • "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."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.0876209372
Index
index present
LC call number
PR830.S35
LC item number
I43 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Seed, David
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  • Science fiction, English
  • Science fiction, American
  • Apocalyptic literature
  • Literature and society
  • End of the world in literature
  • Social change in literature
  • Literature and society
  • Literature and society
Label
Imagining apocalypse : studies in cultural crisis, edited by David Seed
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: aspects of apocalypse / David Seed -- The tales of the last days, 1805-3794 / I.F. Clarke -- The end of the ages / Stephen R.L. Clark -- Rewriting the Christian apocalypse and a science-fictional event / Edward James -- Edwardian awakenings: H.G. Wells's apocalyptic romances (1898-1915) / Patrick Parrinder -- Acts of God / Robert Crossley -- The dawn of the atomic age / David Seed -- Silo psychosis: diagnosing America's nuclear anxieties through narrative imagery / Charles E. Gannon -- Pocket apocalypse: American survivalist fictions from Walden to The incredible shrinking man / George Slusser -- "An unrehearsed theatre of technology": Oedipalization and the vision in Ballard's Crash / Nick Davis -- Disguising doom: a study of the linguistic features of audience manipulation in Michael Moorcock's The eternal Champion / Michael Hoey -- Storm, whirlwind and Earthquake: apocalypse and the African-American novel / A. Robert Lee -- Stylish apocalypse: Storm Constantines' Wraththu trilogy / Val Gough -- Jews and Independence Day, women and Independence Day: science fiction apocalypse new evokes feminism and Nazism / Marleen Barr -- Future/present: the end of science fiction / Veronica Hollinger
Control code
41049430
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 240 pages
Isbn
9780312222796
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
99014835
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Imagining apocalypse : studies in cultural crisis, edited by David Seed
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: aspects of apocalypse / David Seed -- The tales of the last days, 1805-3794 / I.F. Clarke -- The end of the ages / Stephen R.L. Clark -- Rewriting the Christian apocalypse and a science-fictional event / Edward James -- Edwardian awakenings: H.G. Wells's apocalyptic romances (1898-1915) / Patrick Parrinder -- Acts of God / Robert Crossley -- The dawn of the atomic age / David Seed -- Silo psychosis: diagnosing America's nuclear anxieties through narrative imagery / Charles E. Gannon -- Pocket apocalypse: American survivalist fictions from Walden to The incredible shrinking man / George Slusser -- "An unrehearsed theatre of technology": Oedipalization and the vision in Ballard's Crash / Nick Davis -- Disguising doom: a study of the linguistic features of audience manipulation in Michael Moorcock's The eternal Champion / Michael Hoey -- Storm, whirlwind and Earthquake: apocalypse and the African-American novel / A. Robert Lee -- Stylish apocalypse: Storm Constantines' Wraththu trilogy / Val Gough -- Jews and Independence Day, women and Independence Day: science fiction apocalypse new evokes feminism and Nazism / Marleen Barr -- Future/present: the end of science fiction / Veronica Hollinger
Control code
41049430
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 240 pages
Isbn
9780312222796
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
99014835
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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