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Post-Apocalypic Culture

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Kevin Pelletier, associate professor of English, is teaching a course on post-apocalyptic literature this semester. He offers the following:

"While some might think of apocalyptic literature as a quirky sub-genre, it has enabled my students and I to have really amazing conversations about issues we are presently confronting with COVID-19." 

"The best examples of apocalyptic literature and film use the apocalypse as a device to highlight conditions that characterize "normal," everyday life. In other words, tehse works of literature and film are not really about some specific catastrophe, but how catastrope allows us to think more carefully about human existence itself."

Contact Media Relations Specialist Lindsey Campbell at to connect with Pelletier.


Contact Media Relations Specialist Lindsey Campbell at to connect with Pelletier.