Of the Titanic, the Bounty, and Other Shipwrecks

Marco Armiero, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm

In my essay I aim to explore the tropes of the boat, the shipwreck, and the global apocalypse. I will do so by employing some actual histories as metaphors; I ask the reader to go beyond the factual stories and envision them as metaphors for my arguments. For this reason, I have selected stories to which the reader can easily relate, precisely because what matters for me is the narrative that the story conveys in the popular imaginary.

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