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By Tina Pippin

Apocalyptic Bodies lines the biblical notions of the top of the area as represented in historic and sleek texts, artwork, song and pop culture, for instance the work of Bosch. Tina Pippin addresses the query of the way a long way we, within the past due 20th century, are able to analyzing and responding to the 'signs of the times'. it's going to charm not just to these learning faith, but additionally to these fascinated about interpretations of the tip of the area.

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Apocalypse creates an anxiety, like living in the South; what is under the surface always rises. The sign exists, even if there were no text or image, but only memory. Autobiographical literary theory puts up front the notion that the acts of reading and interpreting are subjective. But it does more than this; the interpreter has to be intentionally conscious and confessional. Autobiographical literary criticism admits to the “stuff ” of reading: the fallacies, the commitments, and the cultural markers.

She has a future in a different form; she is constantly re-formed in the image of male desire and fear. The “original” Jezebel is tangled up in its cultural texts, including the biblical story, that is its own invention of Jezebel. All texts of Jezebel are copies (Baudrillard’s simulacra). Who’s telling the truth? Everyone is. And no one is. Even the severed head speaks in tongues: tongues that are political, queenly, indigenous, elite, evil, religious, female, sexualized, monogamous, mothering, and murdered.

Awake or asleep, the horrors are massive, but there are no certain and clear historical markers to 18 CROSSING THE APOCALYPTIC BORDERS prepare the reader adequately. The horror will sneak up and grab you from behind, if you are not looking (and maybe if you are). Apocalypse is the eye/I of the storm (God’s storm/God’s story), just as autobiography is the “I” of the storm. Apocalypse is the ultimate erasure of the I of humanity and the end of the human story. Just as it is difficult to locate apocalyptic literature in history, so also is it difficult to locate autobiography in history.

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