Zombies in the Academy:Living Death in Higher Education

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Zombies in the Academy taps into the current popular fascination with zombies and brings together scholars from a range of fields, including cultural and communication studies, sociology, film studies, and education, to give a critical account of the political, cultural, and pedagogical state of the university through the metaphor of zombiedom. The contributions to this volume argue that the increasing corporatization of the academy--an environment emphasizing publication, narrow research, and the vulnerability of the tenure system-- is creating a crisis in higher education best understood through the language of zombie culture--the undead, contagion, and plague, among others. Zombies in the Academy presents essays from a variety of scholars and creative writers who present an engaging and entertaining appeal for serious recognition of the conditions of contemporary humanities teaching, culture, and labor practices.
Publication Date: 
July 15, 2013