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After The Fall: Visions Of Women In Post-Apocalyptic Novels By Women Authors, Peter Adams Jul 2010

After The Fall: Visions Of Women In Post-Apocalyptic Novels By Women Authors, Peter Adams

Peter C.S. Adams

Stories about the apocalypse, or the end of the world as we know it, are as old as mythology. In most, if not all, world stories, there are visions of a great catastrophe marking the end of the world, sometimes permanent, sometimes marking a rebirth. However, detailing life after the apocalypse and the rebuilding of society is more recent. While the stories in world mythology frequently involve rebirth or renewal, they are not usually done from the viewpoint of the survivors dealing with the aftermath of the catastrophe. This article will discuss several such works by women authors.


Four Ways Of Seeing: Art Looks At Science, And Vice Versa, Peter Adams Jun 2008

Four Ways Of Seeing: Art Looks At Science, And Vice Versa, Peter Adams

Peter C.S. Adams

From the mythmaking of primitive cave painters and the rigorous observations of Renaissance painters sprang the two great ways of seeing the world: science and art. Until modern times, the two were often at odds, as each felt the other was trying to stifle it and dominate the conversation. But as the left and right hemispheres of the brain represent rationality and creativity and cannot function normally without massive interconnectedness, so can science and art only give us a complete picture of our world by working together. This paper will explore various ways in which science and art have interacted.