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F15 Mecklenburg - ENGLISH 125 - Apocalyptic Media

English 125 Apocalyptic Media Anne Mecklenburg Readings for this course fall under the broad theme of “apocalyptic media.” We will investigate a range of contemporary fictional representations of the Apocalypse, as brought about by zombie pandemics, mad scientists, vampires, etc. We will also pay close attention to the forms that apocalyptic stories can take. To this end, we will be looking at television shows, web series, and comics, along with the more traditional short stories and novels. Our focus on the medium of these texts, as well as the different ways in which critics can approach them, will hopefully suggest the broad range of possibilities for your own writing, academic or otherwise.

Albrecht Dürer
The Last Judgment
woodcut on paper
5 1/4 in x 4 in (13.34 cm x 10.16 cm);5 1/4 in x 4 in (13.34 cm x 10.16 cm)
Gift of J. Frederick Hoffman
This woodcut print is vertically oriented. The upper half of the piece is celestial with an angel standing on a cloud blowing a trumpet. Men on fire-breathing beasts exit from the clouds. At the very top center, a white-bearded figure, shown from the torso to the head, holds four trumpets. Rays emanate from his head to form a halo, and he is framed in a half circle. Directly below him is an altar with vines on the sides and four child-faces spitting water out. The upper right corner features an angel blowing a trumpet and the upper left features a smiling angel with hands clasped in prayer. The lower half of the print is terrestrial and depicts a chaotic battle scene. Four angels with wings and swords attack a crowd of men, including a pope, a bishop and a king, as well as commoners. These figures are all crowded into the foreground with contorted postures. There is a city on a hill visible in the distance. The center bottom has Dürer’s signature of letter "D" contained within a letter &q
Albrecht Dürer
The Four Avenging Angels from the 'Apocalypse'
woodcut on laid paper
15 15/16 in x 11 3/10 in (40.48 cm x 28.73 cm);22 in x 18 ⅛ in (55.88 cm x 46.04 cm)
Gift of the Friends of the Museum of Art in honor of Bret Waller
Joe Deal
San Bernardino, California (I), from "The Fault Zone"
gold-toned gelatin silver print on paper
13 13/16 in. x 13 3/4 in. ( 35.1 cm x 35 cm )
Gift of The Morris and Beverly Baker Foundation, in memory of Morris D. Baker, a graduate of The University of Michigan School of Architecture, 1952
Object Orange
Auburndale Site, Highland Park, MI, #3
iris print on paper
22 15/16 in x 33 1/16 in (58.26 cm x 83.98 cm);20 ¼ in x 32 9/16 in (20 ¼ in x 82.71 cm);22 15/16 in x 33 1/16 in (58.26 cm x 83.98 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by Stuart and Maxine Frankel
Four spare industrial structures rise at different angles into an empty landscape. On the viewer's right, a scaffolding rises from the lower corner and angles to the left. On the left, another scaffold structure runs from the bottom corner along the left edge. In the middle, a building-like structure rises from the bottom of the composition and leans into the visual space, resting on a long rectangular solid that is draped with a cloth.
Kay Sage
Bounded on the West by the Land Under Water
oil on canvas
28 1/8 x 35 7/8 in. (71.4 x 91 cm);29 5/16 x 37 x 1 13/16 in. (74.3 x 93.98 x 4.5 cm);28 1/8 x 35 7/8 in. (71.4 x 91 cm)
Gift of the Estate of Kay Sage Tanguy
Jacob Lawrence
Hiroshima Series
screenprint, printed in eleven colors on Somerset soft-white paper
14 15/16 in. x 11 1/8 in. ( 38 cm x 28.2 cm )
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
Duncan Hartley
Armageddon, Midtown Subway Station
digital print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Baryta
17 in. x 22 in. ( 43.18 cm x 55.88 cm )
Gift of the artist
Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes
And still they don't go! (Y aun no se van!)
etching, burnished aquatint and burin on paper
12 in x 8 in (30.48 cm x 20.32 cm);8 1/4 in x 5 3/16 in (20.96 cm x 13.18 cm);8 1/2 in x 5 7/8 in (21.59 cm x 14.92 cm)
Gift of Kurt Delbanco in honor of Nicholas Delbanco, and partial purchase with the funds from the W. Hawkins Ferry Fund
Indian
Bhairava
copper
3 1/16 in x 1 3/4 in x 1 1/4 in (7.8 cm x 4.5 cm x 3.1 cm)
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel
Sir Eduardo Paolozzi
Watch out for miracles... new hope for better babies
screenprint on paper
14 15/16 in x 10 in (37.94 cm x 25.4 cm)
Gift of Professor Diane M. Kirkpatrick
Elliott Erwitt
Coke Machine and Missile, Alabama, U.S.A., from "Recent Developments"
gelatin silver print on paper
14 in. x 11 in. ( 35.5 cm x 27.9 cm )
Gift of Lawrence and Carol Zicklin
This woodcut print of an abstracted landscape is done in green, red, yellow, blue, and black. An architectural form appears on the left and an archer on horseback appears in the lower right corner.  
Wassily Kandinsky
The Archer
woodblock on paper
6 1/2 in x 6 in (16.5 cm x 15.2 cm);12 3/16 in x 9 1/2 in (30.9 cm x 24.1 cm);19 5/16 in x 14 5/16 in (49 cm x 36.3 cm)
Museum purchase

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