Leo Schlöndorff

Ph.D. candidate in Philosophy and German Philology, University of Vienna; ÖAW DOC-Team Stipendiary

Junior Visiting Fellow
(April – September 2010)


Modern and Postmodern Apocalypse in Fiction and Science

The project’s objective is to analyze the relation of fiction and science in the field of apocalyptic modern and postmodern literary and scientific production. Some of the leading questions concern the apocalyptic motifs used, the functions of the narratives, and the discursive context of apocalyptic narration. The project is embedded in an interdisciplinary team of five PhD researchers (two historians, one media scientist, and two literary scholars). The aim of the collaboration is to explore apocalyptic discourses in various historical contexts from ancient times to the present.