AMER Interdisciplinary Symposium: “Ends and Aftermaths in the Popular Imagination,” G-160, 5PM May 9 (EN)

Department of American Culture and Literature Presents

An Interdisciplinary Symposium: “Ends and Aftermaths in the Popular Imagination”

Date: Thursday, 9 May 2019
Time: 17:00 to 18:30
Place: G-160

Kara McCormack, American Culture and Literature “Frontier Nostalgia, Authenticity, and Renewal in the Post-Apocalyptic Western”

Mihaela Harper, Program in Cultures, Civilizations, and Ideas “Like an afterimage in the disturbed air’: Simile in Cormac McCarthy’s
The Road and Davide Longo’s The Last Man Standing”

Joshua Bartlett, American Culture and Literature “‘I want to open another door’: Snowpiercer and the Slow Violence of Climate Change”

Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic narratives give expression to anxieties about possible futures as well as critique the values and ideologies that might have led us to that future in the first place. These papers examine the ways filmmakers and fiction writers have utilized form, language, and apocalyptic imagery to tackle some of the most important
issues of our time.