Apocalypse Soon: The End of the World in Myth, Literature, and Film
A course in which students read books or other passages and watch movies, discuss them at great length, and write about them or give presentations. Available at many campuses.
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Georgia Tech Term II 2014
- Instructor: Chase Erwin, aka "The Harbinger Of Death".
- TA: Caroline Appleton, aka "The Pacifist".
- Students, aka "The Survivors":
- The Veggies: Mack Halbrook, Annemarie Cuccia, and Meg Brown
- The Artists: Raegan Foster, Clarissa Mullig, and Lily Gray
- The Bros: Woody Bradshaw, Justin Broyles, and Graham Potter
- Deputy Bros: Sarah Claire Loeb and Emily Sallade
- Group-less: Abby Prohofsky, Genevieve Husak, Katrina Gonzalez, Michaela Scott, and Emily Walker
We read and discussed:
- The last few chapters of the Book of Daniel
- "The French Revolution", book 1, by William Blake
- Benjamin's (pronounced Bee-ha-meen) "Theses on the Philosophy of History"
- "Fire and Ice", by Robert Frost
- "The Second Coming", by William Butler Yates
- "Waiting For the Barbarians", by a Greek poet
- "The Hollow Men", by T. S. Eliot
Then we read King Lear. This had a major project attached to it. We would create a film pitch for an adaptation of the play.