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Literature and Rhetoric of the Apocalypse: From Ragnarök to Rapture

This year’s theme, From Ragnarök to Rapture: Literature and Rhetoric of the Apocalypse, has drawn the attention for scholars from various disciplines, such as English, comparative literature, film criticism, and the creative arts. Presenters so far on the docket include a wide variety of GSU students as well as young scholars from other departments and even from other countries.

Select presentations range from dragons as emblems of change and disaster in medieval literature, to Marilyn Manson and the capitalist consumerism of the image of the Anti-Christ, and from Samuel Beckett and the epistemology of the stage, to a post-apocalyptic reading of zombies and the undead in modern film.