LonCon3 #12: Sympathy for the Zombie

Panellists: Laurie PennyDaryl GregoryDavid Towsey, Claudia Kern, Deborah Christie

According to M John Harrison, “The zombie is the ultimate other in a neoliberal society … they will never embarrass you by revealing their humanity.” To what extent does this reading explain the popularity of zombie franchises? And what are we to make of works such as Warm Bodies, The Returned and In The Flesh, that start to rehumanise the zombie?

Continue reading 

Source: http://literaryames.wordpress.com/2014/08/27/loncon3-12-sympathy-for-the-zombie