October 20, 2015
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I’ll be giving two lectures at Wilson College on doomsday in American culture. The first is “Sign, sign, everywhere a sign: Tim LaHaye’s End-Times Theologies,” which describes and analyzes Tim LaHaye’s more recent apocalyptic visions and how they are different, and less popular, than his previous Left Behind series. Signs of end times emerge as political events, which can be interpreted to determine how close we are to the apocalypse and why that matters.
The second is “With a Shamble and a Moan: Zombie Apocalypses in American Culture.” Zombies bring about the end of the world over and over again in popular culture. I explore how these monster tales provide not only visions of a dystopian end, but what they say much about our current moment’s inhumanity.