Volume 38 Issue 1

In this article, Mabel Gergan, Sara Smith, and Pavithra Vasudevan analyze three prominent tropes of American apocalyptic films (the "Great Deluge," the "Nuclear Catacalysm," and "the Population Bomb") and map them onto existing geological proposals for the Anthropocene. In staging this encounter, they illustrate how impending ecological disasters in American popular imagination temporally displace the apocalypse into the present or the future.

Cora McKenzie
Source: Volume 38 Issue 1