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Surviving the End of the World

Interstices 2017

“Most people don't believe something can happen until it already has. That's not stupidity or weakness, that's just human nature.”
Max Brooks, World War Z

Thursday, April 6, 2017
7 p.m.
Chapman Auditorium
Memorial Hall

#CUSURVIVE

Why are we so fascinated by the sense of an ending? Why are shows like, ‘The Walking Dead’, and films like ‘World War Z’ so popular, and what can we learn from them? Let’s talk the realities, myths and stories of disaster and apocalypse! Join feature speakers from the arts and sciences as we discuss disaster scenarios and how to survive them- themes will be drawn from cultural texts, including The Walking Dead and World War Z.
No reservations or tickets required.
 

 
Event Synopsis:
This will be an interdisciplinary panel discussion on the realities, myths, and stories of disaster and apocalypse. The event will feature speakers from the arts and sciences; topics will include: how to prepare for disasters, how to survive them, and what forms are they likely to take; why are we so fascinated by this sense of an ending?; why are shows like ‘The Walking Dead’ and films like ‘World War Z’ so popular and what can we learn from them? The panelists will be invited to discuss a range of disaster scenarios and how to survive them. In keeping with our theme, many of these scenarios will be drawn from cultural texts, including The Walking Dead and World War Z.

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