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Max Brooks’s World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War: Conservative Armageddon and Liberal Postapocalypse

Tim Lanzendörfer

in Books of the Dead: Reading the Zombie in Contemporary Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819062
eISBN:
9781496819109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819062.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter suggests that Max Brooks’sgroundbreakingWorld War Z is best understood as both an indictment of neoconservative politics ca. 2005 as well as a catalogue of the anxieties of the early ... More


The Reanimation of Yellow-Peril Anxieties in Max Brooks’s World War Z

Timothy R. Fox

in Vampires and Zombies: Transcultural Migrations and Transnational Interpretations

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781496804747
eISBN:
9781496804785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496804747.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Max Brooks made publishing history with his World War Z, bringing bestseller status to a zombie-themed novel for the first time. Well-researched, entertaining, and massive in scope, the novel spoke ... More


“Off the page and into your brains!”: New Millennium Zombies and the Scourge of Hopeful Apocalypses

Margo Collins and Elson Bond

in Better Off Dead: The Evolution of the Zombie as Post-Human

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234462
eISBN:
9780823241255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234462.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This chapter probes the depiction of zombies in such contemporary novels as World War Z, Zombie Haiku, and the revisionist classic Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Authors Margo Collins and Elson ... More


The Myth of Scotland as Nowhere in Particular

John Marmysz

in Cinematic Nihilism: Encounters, Confrontations, Overcomings

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474424561
eISBN:
9781474438421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424561.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this chapter a cinematic phenomenon is examined involving a crop of movies – including Prometheus, The Dark Knight Rises, Perfect Sense, Under the Skin, World War Z, and Cloud Atlas – set or ... More


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