Thesis Title: Contemporary Apocalytics: crisis and revelation in the sphere of public imagination Case-studies in journalism and popular culture in a post-September 11 environment
The thesis explores the ancient Judeo-Christian myth of the apocalyptic as a contemporary template for the production of a range of cultural and political texts in the post-September 11 production of the war on terror. It looks at the intersection of journalism, screen culture, politics and religious popular culture as a dynamic sphere of public imagination. It proposes that the apocalyptic can best be understood as a series of hybrid mythic clusters traced across this sphere.
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Marcus O'Donnell is journalism program convenor in the Faculty of Creative Arts, University of Wollongong.
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