Pop Culture Matters – Fear and the apocalypse
Making sense of the mainstream
Binge watching our favourite series, scrolling through endless celebrity gossip: we all consume popular culture on a daily basis. But it's not just fun and games. Studying pop culture means studying people. How do movies, TV shows and books reflect and shape the way we think about society and ourselves?
From the biblical Book of Revelation to Independence Day and The Walking Dead. Fictional catastrophes reflect what frightens us. Why do we find depictions of the end of times so fascinating? With media scholar dr. Laura Copier (UU).