Winter 2018 Freshman Seminars

The CAT program offers freshman seminar CAT 87 courses on topics that vary each quarter.


CAT 87A: It's the End of the World As We Know It: Technology, Film, and the Politics of Disaster

Phoebe Bronstein

Assistant Teaching Professor, CAT


This freshman seminar will examine disaster and post-apocalyptic media from Creature From the Black Lagoon and King Kong to Wall-E and The Hunger Games. Each week, we will use a different film to tackle how disaster is narrated with special attention to how anxieties about the intersections of technology—like the atomic bomb—and politics are articulated on-screen.