The End of the World As We Know It: Faith, Fatalism, and the Apocalypse in America by Daniel Wojcik examines the role and belief of the apocalypse in American society and culture, with chapter two focusing on the origins of apocalyptic beliefs in America. Starting with America’s … [Read more...] about Short Discussion: “The American Apocalyptic Legacy”
Belief in the apocalypse is pervasive in human nature, across societies, cultures, and time periods. Why is the belief in the apocalypse still so pervasive today? In what ways is it believed in, and why does it bring hope and fear in turn to different people? This paper will … [Read more...] about Expressing Apocalyptic Belief
Representation of minority identities in media and fiction is one way the progress of tolerance and acceptance is reached. Such is the case with Hirby Taylor Mac, a play about Max, who is transgender and uses the pronoun “hir” and how hir family attempts to understand hir … [Read more...] about Trans Identity and Acceptance in Hir by Taylor Mac
In theater, casting is often very intentional. In Caryl Churchill’s 1978 play Cloud Nine, casting in integral to the themes of gender identity and expression of sexuality at the core of the play. The casting is very specific, and thoroughly thought through, with the choices … [Read more...] about Cloud 9 by Caryl Churchill Essay: Where is Tommy?
Fences by August Wilson premiered in 1985. The play was adapted into a movie in 2016, with Denzel Washington and Viola Davis reprising their roles, of Troy and Rose respectively, from the 2010 revival of the play on Broadway. The movie adaptation highlights the way Troy is a … [Read more...] about Fences by August Wilson Movie Adaptation Critique