For those traumatised by some previous apocalyptic event, take solace in the fact that I have updated my post apocalyptic theory reading list with a bunch of new papers and texts that have passed my wagon over the last year or so.
I list these knowing that those who find the list useful will return the favour by lending me a can opener after the end (can openers will of course be currency by that time). I’m trying to do more of these kinds of updates, so give me a hoy if you have any additions of your own that you think would help others.
New additions include:
The Road at the End of the World – Sentimentality and Nihilism in the Journey through the Post-Apocalyptic World of Cormac McCarthy’s Novel The Road by Linus Strand
How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature, and Informatics by Katherine Hayles
Race, Ethnicity and Nuclear War: Representations of Nuclear Weapons and Post-Apocalyptic Worlds by Paul Williams
Post-Apocalyptic Culture: Modernism, Postmodernism, and the Twentieth-Century Novel by Teresa Heffernan which I actually used in my own thesis, but completely forgot to include it.
Prometheus Hits The Road: Revising the Myth by Daniel Lutrull
I especially liked Linus Strand’s essay on sentimentality and nihilism in The Road. Strand makes an eloquent argument and it’s beautifully written.