fetish.Originally the name of a snake god, later meaning
reanimated corpsein voodoo cult. Perhaps also deriving from Louisiana creole meaning
phantom, ghost,from Spanish
living dead,controlled by others and signaling violent histories of human bodies of African descent in colonialism and slavery, occupation and dictatorship, plus histories of such bodies in capitalist labor, with the zombie horde suggesting
mindlessmasses rising up across all categories of identity and all areas of the world, especially in texts from the mid-twentieth century on. That which zombifies human bodies, infection or magic, threatens the inviolate humanity/animality of such bodies, producing a posthuman, even cyborg being never far, as an animate, anthropophagous corpse, from the abject.
This ongoing project is one in which zombie scholars and/or lovers of the zombie literature genre will be able to find, not only a comprehensive list of all fiction written about zombies, but also an updated bibliography on scholarship about these works and general theorization about the cultural importance of the zombie in our imaginary.
This page is a site in which zombie scholars and/or lovers of the zombie film genre (from high-art viewers to the lover of the B-movie) will be able to find not only a comprehensive list of all films surrounding the zombie, but also information on the film's plot, actors, film-trivia, and a comprehensive and growing bibliography on scholarly work surrounding each film.
A comprehensive source for lovers of the zombie and its manifestations in various forms of Visual Art: painting, sculpture, cultural events.
This page will provide a look at all the Twitter activity surrounding the zombie: general cultural usage, film, literature, and television. See what has been said about AMC's The Walking Dead; who uses the term "zombie" and in what context; the novel and film World War; the term "Living Dead" and the film Night of the Living Dead; when and where are these tweets emenating and in what context.
This page will provide an in-depth look at the movement of zombies or their accompanying protagonists in multiple novels such as Colson Whitehead's Zone One and Alejandro Brugues's Juan de los muertos. These maps will allow us to think about zombies and their relations to space, the city, the island, and their transnational and transtemporal movement.