ISG zum HS It's the End of the World as We Know It



Zeit/Ort n.V.:

  • Mi 13:00-13:45, Raum C 603


This is for BA students only who are also participants in my Hauptseminar. The HS looks at post-apocalyptic fictions of the 19th and 20th century – Their formal structure, textual strategies, and the contemporary topics they discuss and the desires and anxieties they address. Novels will include Mary Shelley’s, The Last Man (1826); Richard Jefferies, After London: Or, Wild England (1885); John Wyndham, The Day of The Triffids (1951); Richard Matheson, I am Legend (1954); and, for good measure, Stephen King, The Stand (1978; we will discuss the long version first released in 1990). We will also consider film and TV-adaptations of I am Legend and The Day of the Triffids.