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Title of Interest – “Zombies and Sexuality: Essays on Desire and the Walking Dead”

Zombies and Sexuality: Essays on Desire and the Walking Dead, edited by Shaka McGlotten and Steve Jones (McFarland, 2014) Since the early 2000s, zombies have increasingly swarmed the landscape of popular culture, with ever more diverse representations of the undead being imagined. A growing number of zombie narratives have introduced sexual themes, endowing the living […]

“In the Flesh” Teases on the Redeemed

Previously I’ve commented on the interesting program airing on the BBC/BBC America, In the Flesh, which represents a thought provoking subgenre of the zombie narrative. One of the areas of interest to TheoFantastique is the incorporation of a religious element. In this case it’s an eschatological aspect, of sorts, wherein a group of Partial Deceased […]

‘The Walking Dead’ and the haunted world

In this writer’s estimation the second half of Season 4 of The Walking Dead television series has been rather slow. This is, of course, deliberate as the destruction of the prison and the fragmentation of the group allows for the development of back stories and an exploration of how the characters respond to their new […]

Reflections on the BBC’s “In the Flesh”

Somehow in my Internet surfing a couple of months ago I stumbled across the website for BBC America and their description of the miniseries In the Flesh. This fresh take on zombie mythology fascinated me, but I was saddened that I wouldn’t be able to do anything other than watch sample clips and background information […]

The Walking Dead: “Internment” episode looks again at Hershel’s faith

My chapter in the forthcoming volume Characters of The Walking Dead that I am co-editing with Kim Paffenroth under contract with McFarland, focuses on Hershel Greene. I look at his crisis of faith that arises in season 2 and his eventual recovery of hope. In tonight’s episode of The Walking Dead we saw the first […]

‘In the Flesh:’ Social Rehabiliation after “Partially Deceased Syndrome”

I recently became aware of a television three-part series on the BBC that presents a fascinating twist on zombies, called In the Flesh. The program’s website provides a summary of the plotline: In The Flesh is an exciting new three-part drama for BBC Three that tells the story of zombie teenager Kieren Walker (Luke Newberry) and […]

2nd Symposium at Emory on Zombies and ‘Zombethics’

I was privileged to be a part of the first Symposium by the Emory Center for Ethics on Zombies and ‘Zombethics,’ where I made a brief presentation via Skype as part of a panel.  I am pleased to see the second symposium for 2014.

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Call for papers: Southwest Popular / American Culture Association – Zombie Culture

Call for papers: Southwest Popular / American Culture Association – Zombie Culture Make plans to join the Southwest PCA/ACA for our 35th annual conference, February 19-22, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center in beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico Hyatt Regency Albuquerque. The conference theme this year is: Popular and American Culture Studies: Yesterday, […]

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