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  • Leigh Focuses on End-Of-World Scenarios in Modern Fiction

    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 modern fiction.

    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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