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Zombies Reimagined: A Critical Discourse Analysis Of Popular Culture

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2016

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Zombies Reimagined: A Critical Discourse Analysis Of Popular Culture

Abstract

Zombies Reimagined is the brainchild of Languages of Fear, Racism, and Zombies, a linguistics seminar led by Prof. Jamie A. Thomas at Swarthmore College. The Fall 2016 seminar was conceived in response to the growing popularity of zombie media, and the lacunae of language- and discourse-specific analyses of the genre. As the final collaborative project for the seminar course, this online exhibit offers our humanistic spin on why the ambulatory undead are of critical importance. We also intend this digital humanities project to encourage others to productively view the zombie through the intersecting lenses of race, gender, sexuality, and politics. In this way, we invite you to join us and others in the field of zombie studies in (re)imagining the symbolic and material import of the zombie.