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Herman Cappelen

in Philosophy without Intuitions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199644865
eISBN:
9780191739026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644865.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter sets about testing empirically the claim that philosophical practice involves an implicit reliance on intuitions. It does this by examining ten philosophical thought experiments in ... 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


Books of the Dead: Reading the Zombie in Contemporary Literature

Tim Lanzendörfer

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819062
eISBN:
9781496819109
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819062.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Much research has been done on the zombie, a critical figure of 21st century culture, but most of it has been devoted to visual media—especially films and TV. This book is the first monograph to ... More


Gothic wars – media’s lust: on the cultural afterlife of the war dead

Elisabeth Bronfen

in Monstrous media/spectral subjects: Imaging gothic fictions from the nineteenth century to the present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719089770
eISBN:
9781781708651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089770.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter illustrates the interconnection between representations of war and Gothic imaginary. It presents a reading of WWI poetry in conjunction with George Romero's Diary of the Dead (2007), ... More


Consumed out of the Good Land: The American Zombie, Geopolitics and the Post-War World

Linnie Blake

in American Gothic Culture: An Edinburgh Companion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474401616
eISBN:
9781474418553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401616.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that post-WWII zombie narratives offer a terrifying allegory of national selfhood. The traumatic dislocations of post-war geopolitics range from 1950s’ fear of communist ... More


Solving the Puzzles

Michael Tye

in Consciousness Revisited: Materialism without Phenomenal Concepts

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012737
eISBN:
9780262255172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012737.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter’s discussion puts to task the views developed in previous chapters in an attempt to solve four famous philosophical puzzles: the Puzzle of Mary, the Explanatory Gap, the Hard Problem of ... More


Past Lives: Memory and the Meaning of Work in The Walking Dead

Michele Fazio

in Working-Class Comic Book Heroes: Class Conflict and Populist Politics in Comics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496816641
eISBN:
9781496816689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496816641.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

In Robert Kirkman’s graphic narrative The Walking Dead, the zombie apocalypse acts an equalizing force, bringing together disparate groups of survivors from all walks of life, who join forces to ... More


“So Many Unmentionables About”: Parody, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and the Politics of Mash-up Fiction

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/9781496819062.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses Seth Grahame-Smith’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and its prequels. It suggests that critical disdain of mashup fiction to the contrary, the three novels deserve close ... More


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