>From: "Hanna Sommerseth" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Apocalypse Now? (grad) (7/6/07; journal issue)
>Call for papers FORUM, the University of Edinburgh postgraduate =20
>journal of Culture and the Arts issue 5:
>One day the day will come when the day will not come.
>That even an apocalypse can be made to seem part of the ordinary =20
>horizon of expectation constitutes an unparalleled violence that is =20
>being done to our sense of reality, to our humanity.
>The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds. The =20
>pessimist fears it is true.
>J. Robert Oppenheimer
> =46rom Ragnarok to Revelations, AIDS to Armageddon. How has the end of =20=
>the world been conceptualised throughout human history? How has =20
>science and the increased secularisation of Western society changed =20
>our attitude to Armageddon? Are global warming, Bird Flu, nuclear war =20=
>and terrorism the new horsemen of the apocalypse? How do the media =20
>represent threat, death and disaster and how does this appeal to and =20
>affect the human psyche? Do we really live in the worst of all =20
>possible worlds or have we =91never had it so good=92?
>Forum, the University of Edinburgh postgraduate journal of Culture =20
>and the Arts asks you to consider just how nigh =93the end=94 really is, =
>for our 5th issue: Apocalypse Now?
>We are seeking articles from a variety of disciplines, which engage =20
>with notions of apocalypse in literature, art, film, theatre, popular =20=
>culture and the media. Submissions could consider, but are not =20
>limited to, any of the following:
>Representing the End of the World in film, literature and the arts.
>The day after tomorrow: Environmental disaster
>Utopian and Dystopian visions
>Enter the Matrix: The end of the human in the age of the machine
>It was the best of times; it was the worst of times: Representations =20
>of the =93state of the world=94.
>Personifications of apocalypse (the four horsemen, the three fates, =20
>Death and disease: HIV, SARS, Bird Flu=85
>The end of history? Postmodernity and the death of grand narratives.
>Climate of fear: Media representations of death and disaster.
>Pre- and Post-millennial Tension: Y2K to 9/11
>The deadline for article submissions is Friday 6th July 2007. Papers =20
>should be between 3,000 and 5,000 words and formatted in accordance =20
>with the MLA guidelines and should be submitted to =20
>[log in to unmask]
>Hanna M. Sommerseth
>FORUM, the University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture =20
>and the Arts
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