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Optimistic Apocalypses: The End as a New Beginning, March 4, 2022

updated: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 3:35pm
English Graduate Student Organization of George Washington University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 21, 2022

Apocalypse implies a number of fraught theoretical terms, such as Freud’s death drive or the concept of the Anthropocene. Apocalypse, as a genre and a term, invites capacious understandings and definitions. To ground apocalypse in the past, present, and future, we can look to Kathryn Yusoff’s conception of the Anthropocene as “a politically infused geology and scientific/popular discourse [that] is just now noticing the extinction it has chosen to continually overlook in the making of its modernity and freedom” (Preface xiii).