Zombie as the Ethnic Other

This course offers a framework to compare zombie stories, identify stereotypes, and construct your own zombies.

Individual Session

Starting date

Always Available


90 minutes or less



A few more words about this course

This course attempts to prepare you for grappling with the sociological implication of zombies themselves as they are represented in our narratives, and that of zombie outbreaks or apocalypses as plot devices.
Throughout this course you will discover how representation of zombies in media:

  • First manifested from 1929-1968
  • Transformed to replace out-groups
  • Can be analysed through comparison
  • Has exponentially increased post-9/11
  • Can still be relevant socially and artistically

John E. Lawson

Poet.  Author.  Publisher.
John Edward Lawson’s novels, short fiction, and poetry have garnered nominations for many awards, including the Stoker and Wonderland Awards. In addition to being a founder of Raw Dog Screaming Press and former editor-in-chief of The Dream People he currently serves as vice president of Diverse Writers and Artists of Speculative Fiction. 
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