ENGL 2931

ENGL 2931

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.

This course takes a critical approach to our contemporary understanding of the figure of the zombie and its inextricable link to discourses on race and blackness in the Americas. An introductory grounding in theories of social death will allow us to explore the racial anxiety that gave birth to the genre and trace its development throughout the hemisphere. The course seeks to broaden the genre to include novels that normally would not be considered antecedents and ultimately poses the following questions: What can the figure of the zombie teach us about our evolving relationship to race? What does the recent proliferation of zombie-related television shows, movies, books and video games say about our contemporary racial anxieties?

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 2310ASRC 2310

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18925 ENGL 2931   SEM 101