ENGL 3785

ENGL 3785

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In these latter days, apocalyptic narratives abound—stories that help us imagine the end of times, address or avoid real-world crises, and make sense (or fun) of history. We'll read and view works in such genres as the nuclear disaster story (Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove), the paranoid quest romance (Thomas Pynchon's Crying of Lot 49), the end-time narrative (Doris Lessing's Memoirs of a Survivor), the superhero apocalypse (Alan Moore and David Gibbons' Watchmen), the millennial fantasy (Tony Kushner's Angels in America), the biocatastrophe thriller (Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake), and the migration crisis story (Alfonso Cuarón's Children of Men). We'll reflect on Biblical apocalypses and explore contemporary conspiracy theories, writing critical essays and a final project involving research. For updates, see http://courses.cit.cornell.edu/sad4449/3785/.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (LA-AS)

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16766 ENGL 3785   SEM 101