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November 16, 2012 | 8:50am - 6:30pm
Category: Lecture
Location: McGregor Conference Center Room F, G, H | Map
495 Ferry Mall
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free
Audience: Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Parents, Prospective Students, Staff

The Humanities Center is proud to present its annual fall symposium on the theme Apocalyptic Imagination on Friday, November 16 from 8:50am-6:30pm in McGregor Conference Center Room F, G, H. A complimentary reception will conclude the day. Come join us!

Click HERE for the event flyer!


A focal point for the apocalyptic imagination in much popular discourse, the year 2012 provides an appropriate occasion to consider the way the idea of apocalypse functions within and informs our collective historical imagination. Numerous politicians, writers, religious groups, as well as works of literature, film, and the culture industry in general now regularly deploy imagery of cataclysmic destruction and the end-of-the-world. This symposium will explore a variety of inter-related issues in order to theorize and historicize the persistent fascination with apocalypse.

 

For more information about this event, please contact Walter Edwards at 3135775471 or walter.edwards@wayne.edu.