Handmaiden of Death: Apocalypse and Revelation

The future holds many secrets that it will not reveal to us easily. Pry as we may, the curtain of mystery is too difficult to completely unveil. It is no surprise therefore that there have been many attempts to imagine what these future possibilities may be. More often than not, the future projections inevitably paint a picture of desolation and destruction. The varying social as well as environmental forces that assault our world, always seem to indicate an impending doom around the corner if we don’t buck the trend of passive disregard for the ills of the present world. The apocalypse seems like an inevitable event. This volume therefore does brilliantly in capturing this quest for answers in a world that seems to be hurling towards different imaginings of the end. Whether imagined through the voices of doomsayer prophets, the wonderfully expressive lens of the digital media or the pages of literature, the volume will take the reader through the different discourses regarding the apocalypse and what we can learn from it. To safeguard our future, this volume seeks to offer answers to prevent our world from going up in flames.

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" Alexandra Simon-López is Senior Lecturer in German Studies at the University of Eastern Finland. She holds a PhD in Comparative Literature, and her research interests are transcultural literature and film, intercultural communication, European Avant-garde, digital literature, supernatural films and TV-series. Mankhrawbor Dunai is a PhD scholar in the Department of English, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong. He is also a recipient of the Junior Research Fellowship of the Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship programme. His current research is on Children’s Literature which also involves religion and philosophy and their manifestations in literature."