Apocalypse TV (häftad)
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Ginn, Sherry
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Apocalypse TV

Essays on Society and Self at the End of the World

Häftad,  Engelska, 2020-03-30
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The end of the world may be upon us, but it certainly is taking its sweet time playing out. The walkers on The Walking Dead have been "walking" for nearly a decade. There are now dozens of apocalyptic television shows and we use the "end times" to describe everything from domestic politics and international conflict, to the weather and our views of the future. This collection of new essays asks what it means to live in a world inundated with representations of the apocalypse. Focusing on such series as The Walking Dead, The Strain, Battlestar Galactica, Doomsday Preppers, Westworld, The Handmaid's Tale, they explore how the serialization of the end of the world allows for a closer examination of the disintegration of humanity--while it happens. Do these shows prepare us for what is to come? Do they spur us to action? Might they even be causing the apocalypse?
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Michael G. Cornelius is an award-winning novelist and the author or editor of numerous scholarly works. He is a professor of English at Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Sherry Ginn is a retired educator currently living in North Carolina. She has authored books examining female characters on science fiction television series as well as the multiple television worlds of Joss Whedon. Edited collections have examined sex in science fiction, time travel, the apocalypse, and the award-winning series Farscape, Doctor Who, and Fringe.


Acknowledgments ix Introduction: Apocalyptic Saturations; or, The End of the World Will Not End Michael G. Cornelius and Sherry Ginn 1 Apocalyptic Television, Hobbes's Moral Psychology and the Tenuous Nature of Liberal Democratic Values William S. Allen 23 Post-Apocalyptic Competition and Cooperation in The Handmaid's Tale and The Walking Dead Sherry Ginn 40 The Long Winter of Discontent: The Changing Society of Survivors Fernando-Gabriel Pagnoni Berns, Juan Ignacio Juv and Emiliano Aguilar 58 Risk Without End? The Seriality of Risk, the Outbreak Narrative and Serial Post-Apocalypse in Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan's The Strain Sebastian Mller 71 Driven to Extinction, Again: Cadillacs and Dinosaurs and the Irresistible Apocalypse Tony Perrello and C. Anne Engert 86 The End of Everything: Survival Narratives and Everyday Heroism in Battlestar Galactica E. Leigh McKagen 102 Apocalypse(s) Already: Doomsday Preppers at the End of The(ir) Worlds JZ Long 113 Reinvesting in the Rapture: Apocalypse and Faith in The Leftovers Christina Wilkins 124 Social Life and Death in The Leftovers: Surviving the Personal Apocalypse Derek R. Sweet 137 "How many times have I died?": Time Loops, Post-Human Reversion and the Editable Self in The Magicians Michael G. Cornelius 149 Westworld and the Apocalyptic Cycle Adam Ellerbrock 163 Postnatural Comedy in The Last Man on Earth John Elia 174 Appendix 1: Apocalypse Television Series 185 Appendix 2: "Darkness" Lord Byron 189 About the Contributors 191 Index 195