Tag Archives: Apocalypse

The End is Nigh

See if you can tell which lines are from all-campus announcements and which are from the apocalyptic novels we read this semester:

Our students are getting sick now in large numbers.

Late yesterday afternoon, a Hamilton student went to the Health Center with flu-like symptoms consistent with the virus.

The student has been isolated in …

Born under a red sun

My friend Kamila Shamsie recently returned to Hamilton College and read from her latest novel, Burnt Shadows. The book is getting great reviews everywhere and was short-listed for the Orange Prize. A friend and I endured the international shipping charges in order to get the red sun cover from the UK because, uh, some …


Once again, I take on the role of Visiting Professor of English at Hamilton College. This year, my courses focus on apocalyptic themes in literature. I’m afraid the reading list isn’t very cheerful.…