The End as Enjambment: Critical Inquiries Beyond the End…


  • Sebastian Huber



End, Postmodernism, Alain Badiou, Post-Apocalypse, Colson Whitehead.


This introduction investigates the proliferation of ends in late 20th century and early 21st century fiction, theory, and culture. By investigating some characteristics of ‘ends’ I reflect upon some of the aporias of the concept of the end. I conclude by analyzing Colson Whitehead’s Zone One “(2013) for its discussion of the end of the world and the end of race and show that the novel conceives of a critical form of post-apocalypticism in a racialized context.


How to Cite

Huber, Sebastian. “The End As Enjambment: Critical Inquiries Beyond the End…”. Current Objectives of Postgraduate American Studies, vol. 16, no. 2, Nov. 2015, doi:10.5283/copas.242.