Franklin Ginn / Suzanne Hobson / John Milbank / Florian Mussgnug

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6.30 – 8pm | Tuesday 30 May 2017
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, LSE

In conjunction with the TORCH research network ‘Crisis, Extremes and Apocalypse‘, University of Oxford

Franklin Ginn, Lecturer in Cultural Geography, University of Bristol
Suzanne Hobson, Senior Lecturer in Twentieth Century Literature, Queen Mary, University of London
John Milbank,Emeritus Research Professor of Religion, Politics and Ethics, University of Nottingham
Florian Mussgnug, Reader in Italian and Comparative Literature, UCL

Danielle Sands, Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Culture, Royal Holloway, University of London and Fellow, Forum for European Philosophy Fellow

Within our apparently secular, globalised, and technology-driven world, we are witnessing a return of apocalyptic thinking. What are its current incarnations and why have they emerged now? Or did apocalyptic thinking ever really leave us? Is it inescapably linked to our belief in progress? What are the politics of apocalypse? Does it paralyse or inspire us? In this event, the panel will consider philosophical, ecological, literary, and theological manifestations of apocalyptic thinking.