In 1968, George Romero's film Night of the Living Dead premiered, launching a growing preoccupation with zombies within mass and literary fiction, film, television, and video games. Romero's creativity and enduring influence make him a worthy object of inquiry in his own right, and his long career helps us take stock of the shifting interest in zombies since the 1960s. Examining his work promotes a better understanding of the current state of the zombie and where it is going amidst the political and social turmoil of the twenty-first century. These new essays document, interpret, and explain the meaning of the still-budding Romero legacy, drawing cross-disciplinary perspectives from such fields as literature, political science, philosophy, and comparative film studies. Essays consider some of the sources of Romero's inspiration (including comics, science fiction, and Westerns), chart his influence as a storyteller and a social critic, and consider the legacy he leaves for viewers, artists, and those studying the living dead.
Author: Bruce Peabody Publisher: McFarland & Company Published: 08/31/2021 Pages: 220 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.90lbs Size: 9.90h x 7.00w x 0.60d ISBN: 9781476678375
About the Author Bruce Peabody is a professor of government and politics at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He lives in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Gloria Pastorino is a professor of Italian and French at Fairleigh Dickinson University, where she also teaches English and world literature, drama, and film. She lives in New York, New York.