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Apokalyptické příběhy 19. století

Title in English Apocalyptic stories of the 19th century


Year of publication 2022
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description The beginnings of the depiction of the apocalypse in literature can already be found in mythological texts or the Bible. A few centuries later, the image of the apocalypse was transformed into dystopian texts that foreshadowed the beginnings of contemporary science fiction. In my conference contribution, I would like to focus on the beginnings of the apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic narrative that appears in the literary texts of the 19th century. Nowadays, post-apocalyptic science fiction is a popular genre and it is on the rise. The apocalypse has always been, is, and I assume will continue to be in literature. Related to this is man's age-old desire for completeness, the whole, and the need to express the importance of life in relation to time.
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