ISG zum HS It's the End of the World as We Know It
- 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 Shelleys, 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.