Post-Millennial Cultures of Fear, Risk and Safety

The words fear, risk and safety have come to define our contemporary age and have been construed as a dynamic background in the human sciences against which most risk narratives, imaginative or otherwise, can be read. These things are explored in detail in a new volume, Post-Millennial Cultures of Fear in Literature: Fear, Risk and Safety, for which BU professor Hywel Dix was invited to write the concluding chapter, ‘Constructions of Fear as Subject or Object.’ The volume brings together original articles to investigate “cultures of fear” in post-millennial works and covers a wide variety of topics ranging from post-millennial political fictions, post-humanist and postcolonial rewritings to trauma narratives, risk narratives, literary disaster discourses and apocalyptic scenarios. Featuring theoretical and analytical approaches with insights borrowed from multiple disciplines, this book will be of interest for scholars and researchers working in the fields of literary and cultural studies, as well as the general reader. It draws on the work of the work of the European Network for Languages and Literatures, to which Dix has been a special advisor since 2017. It can be viewed at:

Post-Millennial Cultures of Fear in Literature: Fear, Risk and Safety – Cambridge Scholars Publishing