Studying
Religion in
Culture


REL 240.001
Apocalypse in Contemporary Film

Professor
Dr. Theodore Trost
ttrost@bama.ua.edu

Office: 206 Manly Hall
Office Phone: 348-7534
Office Hours: M 1:00-2:30
Course: W 2:00-4:40
Location: 207 Manly Hall

Dr. Trost's curriculum vitae (PDF)


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Description

The question of the end times has long fascinated people; this course examines its contemporary portrait in such films as Blade Runner, The Matrix, and The Left Behind. While these films constitute our basic "texts," conversations will be supplemented with careful readings from the biblical Book of Revelation and other scholarship.


Fall Syllabus 2012 (PDF)

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Readings

The Book of Revelation (PDF)

Collins (2) "Apocalyptic Imagination" (PDF)

Collins (3) "Crisis & Catharsis" (PDF)

Ostwald (4) "Movies and Apocalypse" (PDF)

Miles (5) "Older, Wiser, Stronger" (PDF)

Stone (6) "Fire in the Sky" (PDF)

Ostwald (7) "Hollywood & Armegeddon" (PDF)


Supplemental Material

Filmography (PDF)

Jones 1993 (1) daughters (PDF)

Gibbs 1993 (2) daughters (PDF)

McCoy 1999 (3) daughters (PDF)