Tag Archives: Zombies

RIP George Romero

The zombie as it has appeared in popular culture–the abject, shambling, carnivorous undead rather than the animated slaves of Caribbean folklore–was practically invented by the director George Romero, who has sadly died. Romero’s pioneering film Night of the Living Dead (1968) … Continue reading

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CFP: The Handbook to Horror Literature: Select chapters needed

A Call for Articles here for a collection on horror literature edited by Kevin Corstorphine and Laura Kremmel. The deadline is 30 April 2017. Most handbooks on the subject of horror focus specifically on film, whereas books on the literary … Continue reading

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Stacey Abbott and Zombies

Dr Stacey Abbott of the University of Roehampton has been a generous contributor of great brilliance to the OGOM Project since its inception, both with captivating (and very witty!) plenary talks and chapters in the OGOM books. She has a … Continue reading

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Stacey Abbott, Undead Apocalypse: Vampires and Zombies in the 21st Century

Dr Stacey Abbott of the University of Roehampton is well-known for her work on Buffy, Angel, and other cult TV series, and for research into various cultural manifestations of the Undead. She has also been a valuable participant in OGOM … Continue reading

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Generation Dead: YA and the Gothic – An Announcement

If you have already read Sam’s post, ‘Vampire and Undead Studies 2016-17’, you’ll know that I have received some incredibly exciting news. As of the final week of September this year I will be teaching the module ‘Generation Dead: YA … Continue reading

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CFP: Edited collection on iZombie

I’ve not seen the TV series iZombie (nor the graphic novel on which it is based) but I’ve heard very enthusiastic reports on this new manifestation of the sympathetic zombie (of which one of our favourites, Daniel Waters’s Generation Dead … Continue reading

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Generation Dead news

If you don’t know, Daniel Waters‘s Generation Dead and its sequels, Kiss of Life and Passing Strange are wonderful YA novels about teenagers who return from the dead and struggle to find autonomy and love. They’re brilliantly written, full of wit … Continue reading

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Stacey Abbott on iZombie

The rise of the sympathetic monster has been a unifying theme of OGOM’s research. Of all the monsters to feature in paranormal romance and similar narratives that humanise the undead and the monstrous, the zombie is surely one of the … Continue reading

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Jane Eyre’s Fantastic Origins

More on Jane Eyre (it is, after all, the 200th anniversary of Charlotte Brontë’s birth) and its complex intertextual relationships with other texts and genres (following my post below). Here, Emma Butcher traces the novel’s origins in Brontë’s (and her … Continue reading

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CFP: Romancing the Zombie

The following CFP for articles on romance and the zombie has been released: ‘Romancing the Zombie: Falling in Love with the Undead in the 21st Century Editors Ashley Szanter, Weber State University Jessica K. Richards, Weber State University Project Overview … Continue reading

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