Zombie History

Zombie History
Author: Peter Charles Hoffer
Publsiher: University of Michigan Press
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2020-01-02
Genre: History
ISBN: 047205452X

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Fake history is not a harmless mistake of fact or interpretation. It is a mistake that conceals prejudice; a mistake that discriminates against certain kinds of people; a mistake held despite a preponderance of evidence; a mistake that harms us. Fake history is like the Zombies we see in mass media, for the fake fact, like the fictional Zombie, lives by turning real events and people into monstrous perversions of fact and interpretation. Its pervasiveness reveals that prejudice remains its chief appeal to those who believe it. Its effect is insidious, because we cannot or will not destroy those mischievous lies. Zombie history is almost impossible to kill. Some Zombie history was and is political, a genre of what Hannah Arendt called “organizational lying” about the past. Its makers designed the Zombie to create a basis in the false past for particular discriminatory policies. Other history Zombies are cultural. They encapsulate and empower prejudice and stereotyping. Still other popular history Zombies do not look disfigured, but like Zombies walk among us without our realizing how devastating their impact can be. Zombie History argues that, whatever their purpose, whatever the venue in which they appear, history Zombies undermine the very foundations of disinterested study of the past.

A Zombie s History of the United States

A Zombie s History of the United States
Author: Josh Miller
Publsiher: Ulysses Press
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2010-12
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1569758603

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A humorous history of the United States from the zombie perspective tells the stories of America's living-dead underclass, including the zombie massacre of European colonists at Plymouth Rock and the top-secret NASA missions that launched zombies into space.


Author: Roger Luckhurst
Publsiher: Reaktion Books
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2015-09-15
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 178023564X

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Add a gurgling moan with the sound of dragging feet and a smell of decay and what do you get? Better not find out. The zombie has roamed with dead-eyed menace from its beginnings in obscure folklore and superstition to global status today, the star of films such as 28 Days Later, World War Z, and the outrageously successful comic book, TV series, and video game—The Walking Dead. In this brain-gripping history, Roger Luckhurst traces the permutations of the zombie through our culture and imaginations, examining the undead’s ability to remain defiantly alive. Luckhurst follows a trail that leads from the nineteenth-century Caribbean, through American pulp fiction of the 1920s, to the middle of the twentieth century, when zombies swarmed comic books and movie screens. From there he follows the zombie around the world, tracing the vectors of its infectious global spread from France to Australia, Brazil to Japan. Stitching together materials from anthropology, folklore, travel writings, colonial histories, popular literature and cinema, medical history, and cultural theory, Zombies is the definitive short introduction to these restless pulp monsters.

How to Draw Zombies

How to Draw Zombies
Author: Michael Butkus
Publsiher: Walter Foster Publishing
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2010-03-01
Genre: Art
ISBN: 161059861X

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Discover the secrets to drawing, painting, and illustrating the undead in How to Draw Zombies. From the pages of great literature to Hollywood movies, zombies are appearing everywhere. Now aspiring artists can bring them to life, so to speak, by learning to render them with pencil, paint, and digital image-editing software. How to Draw Zombies gets into all the gory details, such as creating bloodshot eyes, forming robust brows, and imitating the look of pale, dead flesh. The book also features 15 step-by-step projects that guide artists from initial sketches to finished works of art, including a Voodoo Queen, a zombie climbing out of a grave, a zombie out for a midnight snack, a gothic zombie, and even a zombie romance.

Not Your Average Zombie

Not Your Average Zombie
Author: Chera Kee
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 237
Release: 2017-09-05
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 1477313303

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The zombie apocalypse hasn't happened—yet—but zombies are all over popular culture. From movies and TV shows to video games and zombie walks, the undead stalk through our collective fantasies. What is it about zombies that exerts such a powerful fascination? In Not Your Average Zombie, Chera Kee offers an innovative answer by looking at zombies that don't conform to the stereotypes of mindless slaves or flesh-eating cannibals. Zombies who think, who speak, and who feel love can be sympathetic and even politically powerful, she asserts. Kee analyzes zombies in popular culture from 1930s depictions of zombies in voodoo rituals to contemporary film and television, comic books, video games, and fan practices such as zombie walks. She discusses how the zombie has embodied our fears of losing the self through slavery and cannibalism and shows how "extra-ordinary" zombies defy that loss of free will by refusing to be dehumanized. By challenging their masters, falling in love, and leading rebellions, "extra-ordinary" zombies become figures of liberation and resistance. Kee also thoroughly investigates how representations of racial and gendered identities in zombie texts offer opportunities for living people to gain agency over their lives. Not Your Average Zombie thus deepens and broadens our understanding of how media producers and consumers take up and use these undead figures to make political interventions in the world of the living.


Author: Kathryn Morgan
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2015-07-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 1499435460

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In recent years, zombies have become perhaps the most talked about monsters in popular culture worldwide. In these pages, readers will learn the legendary origins of the living dead, including the development of zombie tales in Haitian folklore and how those tales made it back to the United States—where Hollywood quickly took over. From there, the text traces out the various manifestations of zombies in film, including such classics as White Zombie, Night of the Living Dead, and the contemporary hit TV series The Walking Dead. A filmography supplements the text with a thorough list of the big screen’s zombie offerings!

The Secret Zombie History of the World

The Secret Zombie History of the World
Author: Toby Venables
Publsiher: Abaddon Books
Total Pages: 816
Release: 2013-12-10
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1849977348

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THE ROTTING TIDES OF HISTORY VIKING DEAD: Northern Europe, 976 AD. Bjólf and the Viking crew of the ship Hrafn flee up an unknown river after a bitter battle, only to find themselves in a bleak land of pestilence, where the dead return as draugr to feed on the flesh of their kin. Terrible stories are told of a dark castle in a hidden fjord, and of black ships that come raiding with invincible draugr berserkers. And no sooner has Bjólf resolved to leave than the black ships appear... STRONGHOLD: Ranulf, a young English knight, is among the force sent to capture Grogen Castle from Welsh rebels. Even as the English celebrate their triumph, the native druids are summoning a tireless army of bone and raddled flesh in retaliation. Now, for the sake of all, Ranulf must defy his masters and rescue the daughter of his enemy, but hope lasts only so long as the stronghold – once thought impregnable – holds out against the legions of the angry dead... DEATH HULK: Orders to chase down the French frigate Elita off the Cape of Good Hope come as welcome news to Captain Havelock, stranded with the rest of the fleet at Spithead and waiting for France to initiate hostilities. Here is a chance for glory – and wealth. Very soon, however, Captain Havelock will come to realise that theirs are not the only two warships in the southern ocean. An enemy thought long since vanquished has risen from the deeps...

Generation Z

Generation Z
Author: Victoria Carrington
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 187
Release: 2015-12-17
Genre: Education
ISBN: 981287934X

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This book argues that the mythic figure of the zombie, so prevalent and powerful in contemporary culture, provides the opportunity to explore certain social models – such as ‘childhood’ and ‘school’, ‘class’ and ‘family’ – that so deeply underpin educational policy and practice as to be rendered invisible. It brings together authors from a range of disciplines to use contemporary zombie typologies – slave, undead, contagion – to examine the responsiveness of everyday practices of schooling such as literacy, curriculum and pedagogy to the new contexts in which children and young people develop their identities, attitudes to learning, and engage with the many publics that make up their everyday worlds.

History Is Dead

History Is Dead
Author: Scott A. Johnson
Publsiher: Permuted Press
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2007-12
Genre: Zombies
ISBN: 0978970799

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Our team of crack historians has uncovered the truth you never learned in school: the living dead have walked among us since the dawn of time. In this collection of gruesome tales from throughout the ages, the ravenous undead shamble through bloody battlefields, plague-ridden cities, genteel country estates, and dusty frontier towns. They emerge from foggy cemeteries, frozen barrows, loamy bogs, cursed mines, and gore-spattered operating rooms to prey on the living. But these zombies don't just eat people. They help painters and writers save their faltering careers. They unwittingly push humankind on the quest for fire. They topple evil capitalists and their corporate empires. They fight crime. They fall in love. Join us on a journey into our zombie-filled past... Neither history nor the living dead have ever been this exciting!

The Anthropocene and the Undead

The Anthropocene and the Undead
Author: Kyle William Bishop
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 277
Release: 2022-03-22
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 1793625832

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This book explores the interconnectedness of the cultural zeitgeists around the anthropocene and the undead showing how the latter reveals increasing cultural anxieties over who and what constitutes humanity in the twenty-first century and whether it has a place in any possible post-Anthropocene futures.

Littlest Zombie s Story

Littlest Zombie s Story
Author: Rusty Fisher
Publsiher: ABDO Publishing Company
Total Pages: 26
Release: 2014-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 1629682497

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Little monsters have trouble listening to their parents, too! Listen in as Little Chester's mother sings him a lullaby to put him to sleep, but only makes Chester hungrier than before! Rhyming text and delightful art will keep readers enthralled. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Looking Glass Library is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Thomas Pynchon

Thomas Pynchon
Author: Gilles Chamerois
Publsiher: Presses universitaires de la Méditerranée (PULM)
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2016-01-11
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 2367811245

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Thomas Pynchon was born on May 8, 1937 in Glen Cove, Long Island, New York. He started his writing career in his high school days, published his early stories in a series of magazines, came to fame in 1963 with his first novel, V., and has since been consistently praised as one of the major American writers of all times. The papers in this volume address all of Thomas Pynchon’s works to date, from his earliest production in Voice of the Hamster to Inherent Vice. The collection brings together fifteen specialists from three continents—America, Australia and Europe. They contribute to the current debates on Pynchon’s supposed “post-modernism,” either by revitalizing established postmodern critical perspectives and applying them to seldom read texts, or by reappraising Pynchon’s fiction within broader literary and philosophical contexts. Though individual approaches vary, common concerns are expressed, among which a marked interest in the reappraisal of ethical and political dimensions, as well as a focus on the questions of return and the potential emergence of the new out of the old.


Author: Steve Goldsworthy
Publsiher: Raintree
Total Pages: 33
Release: 2015-09-10
Genre: Zombies
ISBN: 1474704484

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Stories about the walking dead searching for a meal of warm flesh have been around for thousands of years. Take readers on a trip through time to learn about ancient and medieval lore about zombies. Then explore how zombie stories have changed over time until these creatures became some of the most popular monsters seen in today's popular culture.

A History of the Undead

A History of the Undead
Author: Charlotte Booth
Publsiher: Pen and Sword History
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-03-15
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 1526769077

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A history of Western culture’s fascination with undead creatures in film and television. Are you a fan of the undead? Watch lots of mummy, zombie and vampire movies and TV shows? Have you ever wondered if they could be “real?” This book, A History of the Undead, unravels the truth behind these popular reanimated corpses. Starting with the common representations in Western media through the decades, we go back in time to find the origins of the myths. Using a combination of folklore, religion and archaeological studies we find out the reality behind the walking dead. You may be surprised at what you find . . .

Zombies From History

Zombies From History
Author: Geoff Holder
Publsiher: The History Press
Total Pages: 209
Release: 2013-10-01
Genre: History
ISBN: 0750953098

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Full details of where to find – and how to kill – all of Britain's most historic zombies. Fact files on the undead in history, including Roman revenants, people who were buried alive and some resurrected royal corpses! High-profile targets including Jane Austen, Henry VIII, Richard III and William Shakespeare. Are you worried about the zombie apocalypse? Kept awake imagining you'll only manage to take out a few before that chap at No. 9 gets you? Well, fret no more! Clasp a copy of this book and get a better class of horrible death from one of Britain's best-loved historical legends. With full zombie-hunting details – including the locations of tombs, any wounds and weaknesses and a carefully calculated difficulty rating – no apocalyptic history lover should leave home without it!

I Am Scrooge

I Am Scrooge
Author: Adam Roberts
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2009-10-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0575093552

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Award nominated SF author Adam Roberts takes on Dickens in this festive zombie gorefest. Marley was dead. To begin with. The legendary Ebenezeer Scrooge sits in his house counting money. The boards that he has nailed up over the doors and the windows shudder and shake under the blows from the endless zombie hordes that crowd the streets hungering for his flesh and his miserly braaaaiiiiiinns! Just how did the happiest day of the year slip into a welter of blood, innards and shambling, ravenous undead on the snowy streets of old London town? Will the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future be able to stop the world from drowning under a top-hatted and crinolined zombie horde? It's the Dickensian Zombie Apocalypse - God Bless us, one and all!

Great Zombies in History

Great Zombies in History
Author: Joe Sergi
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 115
Release: 2013-05-22
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 0786474564

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Those who do not learn from history are doomed to be eaten! There is a secret history to be told of the undead. See how Samurai, Vikings, Spartans and even Teddy Roosevelt dealt with the zombie horde. Witness the last stand in the Zombie War of 1812, discover what really happened to the lost colony of Roanoke Island, and learn the real reason Russia lost the space race.