Zombies! The Living Dead in Literature
By Sean Hoade and the University of Alabama
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One of the more unusual and popular classes that has been offered during UA's Interim Term, Zombies! The Living Dead in Literature offers insight into the roles zombies play in the modern psyche and its art. These podcasts were originally recorded by Sean Hoade, instructor of the zombies class, and interviewer Matt Scalici of filmnerds.com and with their kind permission have been reposted here.
||Zombies! - Zombies as Cannibals||Got flesh? Interviewer Matt Scalici asks UA Instructor Sean Hoade about how the idea of "zombie as cannibal" got started, where the craving for brains might come from, and how zombies may be the ultimate survivalists... if they weren't already dead.||9/23/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Zombies! - Zombies and Religion||Interviewer Matt Scalici asks UA Instructor Sean Hoade about how the metaphysical idea of zombies actually has a lot to say about more accepted religious ideas, and about life itself.||9/23/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Zombies! - Zombies and Modern Fears||Learn about the "fake" fright of zombie movies and literature reflects very real anxieties about modern living.||9/23/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Zombies! - The Living as Minority||Learn about how zombies in film, literature, and culture reflect society's prejudices, fears, and hopes in areas of race, gender, and religion.||9/23/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Zombies! - Zombies and Consumerism||Don't you want to know how the desires of the undead shine light on those of the not-yet-dead?||9/23/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Zombies! - She's Not Your Mother Anymore||Explore why the familiarity of zombies in film, literature, and culture make them that much scarier -- and more interesting to study.||9/23/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Zombies! - Intro to Zombie Studies||Explore the basics of zombies in film, literature, and culture.||9/23/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
A brilliant lecture on the continued social relevance of zombie movies
A brilliant lecture on the continued social relevance of zombie movies. Zombies are literally "us" and the capability for social commentary are rich with possibilities. Made me think.
What a great podcast I could go for a new episode every day.
Why isn't this class taught at my university? It beats anything by Kerouac any day of the week!