"We are the walking dead" : zombie spaces, mobility and the potential for security in Zone one and The walking dead

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dc.contributor.advisor Baishya, Amit R.
dc.contributor.author Griffin, Jessika O.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-05T12:29:55Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-05T12:29:55Z
dc.date.created 2012-05-05
dc.date.issued 2012-05-05
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/196002
dc.description.abstract This paper explores the political implications of contemporary zombie narratives by examining the question of mobility and spaces in three post-9/11 works: Robert Kirkman’s comic series The Walking Dead, the television show The Walking Dead, and Colson Whitehead’s novel Zone One. First, I map the evolution of the zombie through comic books, film, and prose. Second, I focus especially on the contemporary moment of zombie fictions, deploying the Foucauldian notions of biopower and security to look closely at how each of my texts explores current fears about contemporary governmentality in a globalized society. I argue that zombie narratives reveal nightmarish visions of the breakdown of “efficient” security apparatuses, and show how supposedly “archaic” sovereign mechanisms continue to haunt contemporary imaginaries of power. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of English
dc.subject.lcsh Zombies.
dc.subject.lcsh Human security.
dc.subject.other Whitehead, Colson, 1969- Zone one.
dc.subject.other Walking dead (Comic book)
dc.subject.other Walking dead (Television program)
dc.title "We are the walking dead" : zombie spaces, mobility and the potential for security in Zone one and The walking dead en_US
dc.type Research paper (M.A.), 3 hrs.
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1673871


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