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Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building


Dr Franklin Ginn

Dr Franklin Ginn

Dr Suzanne Hobson

Dr Suzanne Hobson

Professor John Milbank

Professor John Milbank

Florian Mussgnug

Florian Mussgnug


Dr Danielle Sands

Dr Danielle Sands

Within our apparently secular, globalised, and technology-driven world, we are witnessing a return of apocalyptic thinking. What are its current incarnations and why have they emerged now? Or did apocalyptic thinking ever really leave us? Is it inescapably linked to our belief in progress? What are the politics of apocalypse? Does it paralyse or inspire us? In this event, the panel will consider philosophical, ecological, literary, and theological manifestations of apocalyptic thinking. 

Franklin Ginn is Lecturer in Cultural Geography, University of Bristol.

Suzanne Hobson is Senior Lecturer in Twentieth Century Literature, Queen Mary, University of London.

John Milbank (@johnmilbank3) is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Nottingham.

Florian Mussgnug is Reader in Italian and Comparative Literature, UCL.

Danielle Sands (@DanielleCSands) is a Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Culture at Royal Holloway, University of London and a Forum for European Philosophy Fellow. 

The Forum for European Philosophy (@ForumPhilosophy) is an educational charity that organises a full and varied programme of philosophy and interdisciplinary events in the UK. 

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