FYS 101 Apocalypse: Literature & the Ending of the World

How do fiction writers imagine the ending of the world, and what do those fictions tell us about the world in which they, and we, live? That’s the central question underlying this seminar. We will read novels and short stories from the 20th and the 21st centuries, and will frame those fictions with readings in religion, history, politics, and environmental science.