Saturday 15 June 2019, 1.00PM to 4.00pm
The idea of the end of the world has fascinated societies as much as it has terrified. From Biblical prophesising to twentieth-century fears of the Millennium Bug and online catastrophe, apocalyptic rhetoric and ideas have always captured the public’s attention. In this course, we will trace the development of apocalypticism in popular culture from its medieval roots to the present day, comparing visual and written primary sources in examining concepts of fear, social change and public control.
Elizabeth Goodwin PhD FHEA