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."
Author: Ashley Szanter Publisher: McFarland and Company, Inc. Published: 10/06/2017 Pages: 220 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.70lbs Size: 8.70h x 5.80w x 0.70d ISBN: 9781476667423
About the Author 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.