July 20, 2010
English Professor David J. Leigh, S.J., published
“Apocalyptic Patterns in Twentieth-Century Fiction,” an examination of the
innovative influences of the book of Revelation and end-of-the-world ideas in
In his book, Leigh probes philosophical, political, and
theological issues raised by apocalyptic writers, including C.S. Lewis, Doris
Lessing, and Don DeLillo, and uses case studies from science fiction, fantasy,
postmodernism, and postcolonial works.
Leigh, who earned his Ph.D. from Yale University, has been
on the English faculty since 1983. His current teaching and research focus on
autobiography and religious themes in modern fiction.
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