Rather than the environment around us, what if the destruction occurs on our physical body?


“If you look, you will die. Do you understand?” – Examining What it Means to Not See in Bird Box (2018)

by Ashley How Kai Xin

Taken literally, the loss of sight conjures feelings of anxiety and despair usually associated with the dark, the unknown and being lost. Yet, voluntary blindness may prove itself to be a form of social introspection and commentary that resonates deeply with the audience of Bird Box (2018). Is there deeper meaning beyond the fear and horror?

Survival of the “Fittest”: Examining the blurred dichotomy between the Abled and Disabled in A Quiet Place (2018)

by Yan Ng Xuan Min, Gail

In a world where any noise means death, and silence is the only key to survival, the conflict between the notion of an “abled” and a “disabled” body is observed when the disability — speech and hearing impairments — helps to better navigate the apocalyptic environment.

Fixing or embracing disability: The establishment of the new normalcy in the discourse of the Crip Theory.

by He Ziqi

Is empowering the disabled by completing their bodies and granting them excellent abilities justified? See how the depiction of Furiosa challenges the conventional way of destigmatising disability from the perspective of the Crip Theory.

A World Without Sense: Emotional responses to the sensory apocalypse in Perfect Sense (2011)

by Tan Enn Syn, Shona

Is there even any real meaning to life after losing almost all of one’s senses? Explore how touch, and the human connection, can develop a hopeful view on what is ultimately important.