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“Wondering the Digital Wastelands! Interactive Images & Legends of Disaster: Desire & Ideology in Post-Apocalyptic Videogames! In Apocalyptic Chic: Visions of the Apocalypse and Post Apocalypse in Literature and the Visual Arts. Editors – Barbara Brodman & James E. Doan, Roman & Littlefield Arts and Culture Series

WEBLEY, Stephen (2017) “Wondering the Digital Wastelands! Interactive Images & Legends of Disaster: Desire & Ideology in Post-Apocalyptic Videogames! In Apocalyptic Chic: Visions of the Apocalypse and Post Apocalypse in Literature and the Visual Arts. Editors – Barbara Brodman & James E. Doan, Roman & Littlefield Arts and Culture Series. In: Apocalyptic Chic: Visions of the Apocalypse and Post Apocalypse in Literature and the Visual Arts. Roman & Littlefield. ISBN 978-1683930501

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This book deals with legends and images of the apocalypse and post-apocalypse in film and graphic arts, literature and lore from early to modern times and from peoples and cultures around the world. It reflects an increasingly popular leitmotif in literature and visual arts of the 21st century: humanity’s fear of extinction and its quest for survival -- in revenant, supernatural, or living human form. It is the logical continuation of a series of collected essays examining the origins and evolution of myths and legends of the supernatural in Western and non-Western tradition and popular culture. The first two volumes of the series, The Universal Vampire: Origins and Evolution of a Legend (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2013) and Images of the Modern Vampire: The Hip and the Atavistic. (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2013) focused on the vampire legend. The third, The Supernatural Revamped: From Timeworn Legends to Twenty-First-Century Chic (2016), focused on a range of supernatural beings in literature, film, and other forms of popular culture.

Item Type: Book Chapter, Section or Conference Proceeding
Faculty: School of Computing and Digital Technologies > Games and Visual Effects
Depositing User: Stephen WEBLEY
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2017 12:50
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2017 13:44
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/3599

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