Readings

All of our course readings are listed below.  Most are in .pdf format, though there are some video links as well.

Unit 1: The Popular Apocalypse

Lev Grossman's "Apocalypse New"

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Daisy Yuhas' "Psychology Reveals the Comforts of the Apocalypse"

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Paul A. Cantor's "The Apocalyptic Strain in Popular Culture: The American Nightmare Becomes the American Dream" 

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Unit 2: The Environmental Apocalypse

Timothy B. Leduc's "Fueling America's Climatic Apocalypse" 

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Stephen Moore's "Apocalypse Not"

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John Carey's "Global Warming and the Science of Extreme Weather"

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Madhusree Mukerjee's "Apocalypse Soon: Has Civilization Passed the Environmental Point of No Return?" 

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John Carey's "Extreme Weather and Climate Change"

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Unit 3: An Apocalyptic Epidemic

Gerome Groopman's "Superbugs"

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Amy Wallace's "An Epidemic of Fear: How Panicked Parents Skipping Shots Endangers Us All"

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Mel Robbins' "'Fear-bola' Hits Epidemic Proportions"

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George Dvorsky's "Are We At the Dawn of the Age of Epidemics?"

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Katherine Xue's "Superbug: An Epidemic Begins"

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Sophie Kleeman's "One Powerful Illustration Shows Exactly What's Wrong With How the West Talks About Ebola"

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Unit 4: An Apocalypse of Monsters

Christine Dell'Amore's "World War Z: Could a Zombie Virus Happen?"

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Michael Vlahos' "The Civilizational Significance of Zombies"

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Ed Grabianowski's "How a Zombie Outbreak Could Happen in Real Life"

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