SHUM 6638

SHUM 6638

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

From The Walking Dead to 28 Weeks Later, zombies are king. These monsters are more than pop culture fluff. This course considers how zombies serve as a symptom of and metaphor for anthropogenic climate change. Both phenomena challenge traditional humanistic assumptions about the division between the natural and unnatural world; the human and nonhuman; the spiritual and secular. As mass-scale climate disaster appears ever nearer, the zombie becomes less a fantasy, and more a heuristic for understanding our seemingly new and startlingly monstrous world. Drawing from novels, films, TV shows, comic books, anthropology, political theory, climate science, and governmental reports, this interdisciplinary course will ponder how zombies – and we, as planetary citizens - move, think, and feed. For longer description and instructor bio visit http://societyhumanities.as.cornell.edu/courses.

When Offered Fall.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: 15 students. Not open to: undergraduates.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGL 4968SHUM 4638

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16952SHUM 6638  SEM 101