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Better off dead : the evolution of the zombie as post-human

Author: Deborah Christie; Sarah Juliet Lauro
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2011
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Christie; Sarah Juliet Lauro
ISBN: 9780823234462 0823234460 9780823234479 0823234479
OCLC Number: 770591949
Notes: "They are not men ... they are dead bodies": from cannibal to zombie and back again / Chera Kee. "We are the mirror of your fears": Haitian identity and zombification / Franck Degoul (translated by Elisabeth M. Lore). Undead radio: zombies and the living dead on 1930s and 1940s radio drama / Richard Hand. The zombie as other: mortality and the monstrous in the post-nuclear age / Kevin Boon. A dead new world: Richard Matheson and the modern zombie / Deborah Christie. Nuclear death and radical hope in Dawn of the dead and On the beach / Nick Muntean. Lucio Fulci and the decaying definition of zombie narratives / Steven Zani and Kevin Meaux. Imitations of life: zombies and the suburban Gothic / Bernice Murphy. All dark inside: dehumanization and zombification in postmodern cinema / Sorcha Ni Fhlainn. Slacker bites back: Shaun of the dead finds new life for deadbeats / Lynn Pifer. Zombie movies and the "millennial generation" / Peter Dendle. "Off the page and into your brains!": new millennium zombies and the scourge of hopeful apocalypses / Margo Collins and Elson Bond. Playing dead: zombies invade performance art, and your neighborhood / Sarah Juliet Lauro
Description: viii, 296 s. : illustrations
Contents: "They are not men ... they are dead bodies": from cannibal to zombie and back again / Chera Kee --
"We are the mirror of your fears": Haitian identity and zombification / Franck Degoul (translated by Elisabeth M. Lore). Undead radio: zombies and the living dead on 1930s and 1940s radio drama / Richard Hand --
The zombie as other: mortality and the monstrous in the post-nuclear age / Kevin Boon --
A dead new world: Richard Matheson and the modern zombie / Deborah Christie --
Nuclear death and radical hope in Dawn of the dead and On the beach / Nick Muntean --
Lucio Fulci and the decaying definition of zombie narratives / Steven Zani and Kevin Meaux --
Imitations of life: zombies and the suburban Gothic / Bernice Murphy --
All dark inside: dehumanization and zombification in postmodern cinema / Sorcha Ni Fhlainn --
Slacker bites back: Shaun of the dead finds new life for deadbeats / Lynn Pifer --
Zombie movies and the "millennial generation" / Peter Dendle --
"Off the page and into your brains!": new millennium zombies and the scourge of hopeful apocalypses / Margo Collins and Elson Bond --
Playing dead: zombies invade performance art, and your neighborhood / Sarah Juliet Lauro.
Responsibility: edited by Deborah Christie and Sarah Juliet Lauro

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"Original and provocative essays that contribute significantly to the field of zombie studies." -- -Aviva Briefel * Bowdoin College * ... a strong collection that will be useful not only to those Read more...

 
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