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Academic Catalog 2017-2018
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  Jan 16, 2018
Academic Catalog 2017-2018

LALW332 The End is Near! Envisioning the Apocalypse 3cr.

The course introduces apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic literary texts. Readings include eighteen and nineteen century end-of-days texts by Daniel Defoe, Anita Letita Barbauld, Edgar Allen Poe, and present-day manifestations of this idea (among others, Cormac McCarthy, The Road, Robert Kirkman & Tony Moore, The Walking Dead). The course treats the concept of “dystopia” as an expression of recurring and contemporary anxieties.

Prerequisites: LALW200

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