Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Are There Zombies on Your Campus?

Student Zombies on Campus

A new book called “Zombies in the Academy: living death in higher education,” is looking for submissions.

Does the undead walk your campus? Slowly taking small strides, lethargically shuffling their feet, muttering brain-dead groans as they wander?

A new book called “Zombies in the Academy: living death in higher education,” is looking for submissions from academic authors to explore higher learning in relation to zombies. The book is capitalizing on the undead recently making resurgence into mainstream pop-culture, most notably The AMC television series The Walking Dead.

The book is being co-edited by Andrew Whelan, Chris Moore and Ruth Walker, and seeks “to canvas a range of critical accounts of the contemporary university as a living dead culture.” They are looking for writers to use “zombiedom” as a metaphor for the form and content of professional academic work.

The editors ask that all proposals are approximately 1000 words, and submitted no later than December 15th, 2010. Successful applicants will be notified January 15th, 2011, with the book being published in 2012. Authors are asked to also include a brief biography with their proposals, including name, academic affiliation and previous publications.

For more information about the book, or zombie culture, you can check out their website.

How well would your room/ apartment stand up to a zombie outbreak? Or tell us how long you think you could survive a zombie attack in the comments section below.

Ryan Leclaire
Author: Ryan Leclaire
Ryan has been writing for 7 years and has been featured in Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Cottage life.
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