Category Archives: WAR, LIT & POP CULTURE

Film Analysis: Apocalypse Now – Opening Scene

On this Zaption activity, we asked the students in our interdisciplinary “War, Literature, and Popular Culture” senior elective class to analyze a set of elements within the opening scene of Apocalypse Now—a beauty, visually and thematically, with its juxtaposition of

Film Analysis: Apocalypse Now – Opening Scene

On this Zaption activity, we asked the students in our interdisciplinary “War, Literature, and Popular Culture” senior elective class to analyze a set of elements within the opening scene of Apocalypse Now—a beauty, visually and thematically, with its juxtaposition of

The Spectacle of War

Watching war—watching death happen broadcasted “live”—has an old pedigree. The mechanism is as ancient as war itself—or rather as old as the oldest existent war narrative: in book 3 of the Iliad, the Trojan princes gather around Helen at the

The Spectacle of War

Watching war—watching death happen broadcasted “live”—has an old pedigree. The mechanism is as ancient as war itself—or rather as old as the oldest existent war narrative: in book 3 of the Iliad, the Trojan princes gather around Helen at the