Twenty-First Century Apocalypse

Deimante Budryte, Emilie S. B. Päevatalu, Ioana Ruxandra Postelnicu, Minja Derkovic, Jason Moisio & Ringaile Pranckeviciute

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt

Abstrakt

The aim of this project is to examine which societal signs in our contemporary culture could signalize an apocalypse. We aim at showing how the movieIn Time can be viewed as a reflection of current times. The book Living in the End Times, by SlavojŽižek, serves as ourmain theoretical source. The five-staged, cultural analysis by Žižek is discussed as, theoretical material, but also as an expression of contemporary culture. In Time serves as analytical material, and isanalysed through the semiotic theory,A Grammar of Narrativity, byAlgirdasGreimas. We conclude that Žižek’s Four Horsemen of Apocalypse can be viewed as societal signs of an apocalypse, but that no answer is given whether a social apocalypse is occurring or not.

UddannelserBasis - International Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
SprogEngelsk
Udgivelsesdato22 jun. 2012

Emneord

  • Apocalypse