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.
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