Post-Human Aesthetics of Apocalypse

Özgür Yaren

Abstract


This paper aims to illustrate the transformation of point of view in apocalyptic/dystopian genre films, abandoning the lamenting tone in favor of other species. It also intends to exhibit the aesthetic strategies conforming to the shifting tone of these genre films towards a post-human stance. It can be argued that the conjuncture which is shaped by several coinciding narratives of crisis from the Anthropocene to the more recent political crisis of rising Populism led Posthumanist discourse gain prevalence. The paper will try to link the shifting tone of genre films with the lineages of Posthumanist discourse and contemporary collective anxieties. Through analyzing the voice of narrative and its visual language, this paper will attempt to layout significant characteristics of post-human aesthetics in apocalyptic/dystopian genre films.

 

Article received: April 23, 2019; Article accepted: June 15, 2019; Published online: September 15, 2019; Review article

How to cite this article: Özgür, Yaren. "Post-Human Aesthetics of Apocalypse." AM Journal of Art and Media Studies 19 (2019): 77-83. doi: 10.25038/am.v0i19.309


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post-human; genre cinema; dystopian films; apocalyptic films; eschatological narratives

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