Media and the Apocalypse

June, 2009

pub_mediaEdited by Kylo-Patrick R. Hart, chair and professor of Communication and Media Studies, and Annette Holba, professor of Communication and Media Studies

This anthology, which includes chapters written by co-editors Hart and Holba, considers media representations of apocalypse narratives and is intended to serve as a resource examining end-times representations. “Everyone seems to be talking about the apocalypse nowadays, and such discussions are expected to increase in frequency as the year 2012 [the end of the Mayan calendar] approaches,” says Hart. “This anthology explores popular media representations pertaining to the presumably forthcoming apocalypse, in a range of intriguing media offerings that includes the music of Bob Dylan, the films of David Lynch and Gregg Araki, the Left Behind series of novels, and the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”

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