Open Dialog: World’s End? Apocalypse, Revolution & Weltschmerz

German-American Topics with Jason Brown, Freiburg

As concern for the global climate grows, some see the end of the world looming. This is nothing new: All religions have their own ideas about how the world will end. In 2012, many people were concerned that the Mayan calendar coming to an end heralded Armageddon. People also enjoy films and TV shows that deal with the apocalypse, or how it’s heroically warded off.
Why is it that people imagine the world ending? Is there an upside to everything changing? Why do we enjoy media about the apocalypse? Let’s talk about the end of the world!

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Veranstaltungssprache: Englisch

Mi, 04.Mär.2020 um 18:30