Introduction: Our Zombies, Our Remnants
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Beginning with the claim that the interdisciplinary discussions herein are grounded on three basic observations, this collaborative volume has been, at its core, driven by a sense of timeliness and urgency tied to the shared conviction that media literacy is of the utmost importance today, as our lives are increasingly framed by all manner of screens and indeed ruled by optical codes generated and reified by these screens. The incredible advances seen in Zombie Studies in the last decade are still being measured, and as this introduction outlines, chapter by chapter, we here take advantage of this moment by examining the zombie phenomenon in context while incorporating, simultaneously, a good number of recent studies and popular works of literary and cinematic fiction.
KeywordsShopping Mall Visual Literacy Optical Code Material Debris Survival Space
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