The Disease Apocalypse

So when a mass pandemic brings about the end of the world (ahem), what will it look like? What *has* it looked like? Rebecca and Maya get trashed and do close readings of The Last Man on Earth (1964), Omega Man (1971), and the Will Smith vehicle I Am Legend (2007)–three adaptations of the same 1954 science fiction novel. We track how fantasies of post-apocalypse change and stay the same, and what it says about the limits of the popular imagination.

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