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Apocalypse Australis: Eschatology on southern screens

Broderick, M. (2015) Apocalypse Australis: Eschatology on southern screens. Critical Arts: South-North Cultural and Media Studies, 29 (5). pp. 608-620.

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This article considers the historical convergence of Australian cinema and eschatological tropes, including threads from non-secular apocalyptic narratives, the spectre of nuclear war, the ghosts of genocide and the geographical histories of southern catastrophe, cataclysm and survival. It surveys a wide range of Australian screen productions, from Soldiers of the Cross (1900) to These Final Hours (2013), in order to read the runes of antipodean revelation, dystopia and finitude.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Arts
Publisher: Routledge as part of Taylor & Francis
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