Ellie Fielding-Redpath

PhD student

Thesis Outline

Post-/Apocalyptic fictions fundamentally alter our existing reality. It both ends and creates - unveiling hidden truths and offering a "clean-slate". My research analyses twenty-first century North American fictions within this genre. Exploring the pursuit of the apocalypse, or life thereafter, I propose the trope of the cult as resistor to regimes of power within the post-/apocalyptic genre. Assessing the stereotypes manufactured by anticult rhetoric, I explore the "threat" of the cult as a method by which regimes of power silence those who seek to challenge their authority.

Participation in conference

Next-Gen 2019
Participation in conference