The lecture will examine shattering representations fashioned by artists anxious over social and political collapse. From the menacing supernatural paramilitary cult in Stephen King’s The Stand to the breathless Doom Town refrigerator sequence in Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull, Sin City continues to serve as a locus for catastrophe.
Dystopian society; Las Vegas; Post-apocalyptic; American psyche
English Language and Literature
Sin City Apocalypse: Writing and Editing Las Vegas Dystopian Futures.
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