Romancing the Zombie: Essays on the Undead as Significant "Other"

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Ashley Szanter, Jessica K. Richards
McFarland, 14 ago 2017 - 220 pagine
The zombie—popular culture’s undead darling—shows no signs of stopping. But as it develops to suit changing audience tastes, its characteristics transform. This collection of new essays examines the latest incarnation, the romantic zombie, a re-humanized monster we want to help, heal and connect with rather than destroy. The authors discuss our increasingly sympathetic view of the reanimated dead as more than physical bodies devoid of life and personality. Their essays cover a range of topics, including audience obsession with Apocalyptic love; the problem of a kinder, gentler undead; the millennial reinvention of the “sexy zombie”; and “uncanny valley romance.”

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Foreword by Kyle William Bishop
Kissing Corpses and Significant Others Facing Our Obsession with Apocalyptic Love Ashley Szanter and Jessica K Richards
Commodifying Romance in the Zombie Film Jennifer Huss Basquiat
Pushing Daisies and the Problem of a Kinder Gentler Undead Scott Rogers
The Idea of Love and the Reality of Deadgirl Whitney Cox and Ashley Ruth Lierman
Death and Desire in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Amy Carol Reeves
Love and Marriage in the Time of The Walking Dead Amanda Taylor
Queer Horror Hatred and Heteronormativity in In the Flesh Connor Jackson
Warm Bodies Her and the Bits and Bytes of Affection Paul Muhlhauser and Jack D Arnal
The Dread of Liquid Modernity in Life After Beth Burying the Ex and Nina Forever Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns Canela Ailen Rodriguez Fonta...
The Recipe for Love in iZombie Jennifer Rachel Dutch
Maggie and the Zombie Turn as Cipher for Terminal Illness William A Lindenmuth
ASexuality in the Zombie PostApocalypse George J Sieg
About the Contributors

The Undying Love of the Zombie in Harolds Going Stiff Simon Bacon
The Sexy Millennial Reinvention of the Undead in Warm Bodies and iZombie Ashley Szanter and Jessica K Richards

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Ashley Szanter is an adjunct instructor of English at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. Her research focuses on monsters, monstrosity, popular culture, and media studies. Jessica K. Richards is an adjunct instructor at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. She specializes in cultural and television studies.

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