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Plotting apocalypse : reading, agency, and identity in the Left Behind series

Author: Jennie Chapman
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Delves into the world of rapture, prophecy, and tribulation in order to account for the extraordinary cultural salience of the Left Behind series of prophecy novels, and the impact of the world they  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Chapman, Jennie.
Plotting apocalypse.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2013
(DLC) 2013015891
Named Person: Tim LaHaye; Tim F LaHaye
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennie Chapman
ISBN: 9781617039034 1617039039 1617039047 9781617039041
OCLC Number: 837957658
Description: viii, 253 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Cracking the prophecy code: reading as an act of agency --
The paranoia of plot: narrative, conspiracy, and agency --
"What a show!" apocalyptic spectacle and the agency of watching --
"In the world but not of it": agency and social engagement --
A very American apocalypse: Left Behind's neoliberal end-times vision --
The revelation will be televised: media, celebrity, and authority in Left Behind --
Negotiated agency: female subjectivities at the end of history --
Queering the apocalypse: homosocial, homophobic, and homoerotic subjectivities in Left Behind --
Conclusion: Both now and not yet: reading in the shadow of the rapture.
Responsibility: Jennie Chapman.

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